Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
23-August-2012 16:59 IST
Upgradation of Facilities in Railway Hospitals
There are sufficient medical facilities and doctors available in the hospitals of Indian Railways. A network of 125 well equipped hospitals and 586 health units provide necessary health care to Railway beneficiaries.
There are 2504 sanctioned posts of doctors in Indian Railways. As on date there are 2240 doctors on roll. Vacancies of doctors in Railways are filled up by posting Union Public Service Commission selected doctors. Vacancies are also being filled up by appointing Contract Medical Practitioners including specialists, ensuring continuous availability of doctors.
Upgrading of the facilities in the hospitals is an ongoing process and works and equipments are sanctioned to improve the existing infrastructure and add new facilities based on the needs of the Railway beneficiaries.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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