Railways open 366-bed rest house for cancer patients, relatives at Byculla

15 May 2018, 03:52 PM
The rest house has dormitories for both men and women cancer patients and 32 rooms for supervisors and relatives (Source: PTI)
The rest house has dormitories for both men and women cancer patients and 32 rooms for supervisors and relatives (Source: PTI)

A rest house for cancer patients and their relatives has been refurbished and commissioned at Central Railways’s DR Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Railways Hospital at Byculla in South Mumbai, officials said on Tuesday.

The rest house has dormitories for both men and women cancer patients and 32 rooms for supervisors and relatives, said CR officials.

The newly refurbished rest house was inaugurated by CR general manager DK Sharma on Tuesday.

"In order to mitigate the sufferings of outstation patients and relatives, Central Railway has constructed a Patient and Relatives Rest House for relatives and care givers of patients admitted for treatment to the zonal hospital at Byculla as well as the Tata Memorial Hospital," a CR statement said.

The dormitories and rooms are well furnished with pillows, mattresses, cots, chairs, refrigerators, RO drinking water purifiers among other amenities, CR officials said.

The 366-bed Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital at Byculla is among the top medical facilities in the railways’s health apparatus and is also home to the only medical oncologist on the Indians Railways, officials said.

First Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 03:47 PM
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