The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will set up special first aid kiosks at prominent metro stations on its network during the Commonwealth Games to provide prompt medical service to commuters.
The DMRC has shortlisted 23 metro stations that are expected to have a higher footfall during the Commonwealth Games. The kiosks will be set up at these stations where teams of four qualified “first aiders” will be on duty.The shortlisted stations are Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Qutub Minar, Kashmere Gate, Rithala, Patel Chowk, R.K Ashram, Chandni Chowk, Netaji Subhas Place, Model Town, Pitampura, Akshardham, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Jangpura, Pragati Maidan, Indraprastha, Tuglakabad, AIIMS, INA, Hauz Khas, Anand Vihar, and Vishwavidyalaya.
“For the project, Delhi Metro has tied up with St. John Ambulance Brigade, a reputed charitable organisation. Besides first-aid, other basic medical facilities such as blood pressure and temperature check up and general medicines will also be provided. While the first-aid professionals will be from the St. John Ambulance Brigade, the medicines and other related equipments will be provided by DMRC,” said a spokesperson.
Apart from the first aid kiosks, round-the-clock ambulance facilities will also be available around metro stations. Ambulances will be stationed at some strategic locations from where they can be rushed to the metro stations in cases of emergency.
“The Customer Relation Associates of DMRC, who will be posted at all metro stations, are also being given detailed training of providing first-aid. Therefore, even in metro stations where these special first aid kiosks won't be available, the metro staff will be in a position to help the commuters,” the spokesperson said.
Station staff has also been provided with a detailed list of the hospitals near their stations so that they can take the commuters to these hospitals in cases of emergency.