In addition to offering health check-ups at Re 1, the 24×7 Emergency Medical Rooms (EMRs) launched by Central Railway at five Mumbai suburban stations have started offering pathological services at cheaper rates.
The EMR was launched by the railways in partnership with city-based medical firm Magicdil Health last month. The first one had opened in Ghatkopar on May 5.
Dr Rahul Ghule from Magicdil said, “We got good response from the people especially from the train travellers during the last 20 days. So, we decided to launch the test and other services at cheaper rates and partnered with diagnostic laboratory Thyrocare,” he said.
The five EMRs were set up at Dadar, Kurla, Wadala, Mulund and Ghatkopar stations, with the goal of providing to offer affordable medical consultation to people, including railway passengers who require emergency medical attention.
They are managed by paramedics and 3 to 4 MBBS doctors at each station, who conduct health check ups and prescribe medicines to railway commuters at Re 1.
From July, two more EMRs would be opened at Vashi and Thane stations.
The clinics are an extension of the existing medical service rooms available for passengers and situated within the railway premises.
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