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Lifeline Express, world’s first hospital train parks at Junagarh station

Bhubaneswar, Sep 8: Lifeline Express, a hospital on wheels, the world’s first state-of-art hospital on a train has started functioning at Junagarh Road railway station in Kalahandi district from Wednesday. The service will available till September 26. 

This is a project started by SBI Foundation under CSR activities. For running this project SBI Foundation has partnered with Impact India Foundation, an NGO.

A plethora of medical services, including corrective surgeries will be available to the people totally free of cost for 20 days in the Life Line Express.

These include orthopedic, ophthalmic, middle ear operations, plastic surgery, Dental and oral health Hygiene services, Epilepsy treatments, cardiac, Gynecology and pediatrics etc. Hearing Aids, spectacles, Calipers, crutches, wheel Chairs etc will be distributed among deserving patients free of cost. Health education programme will be conducted for School children, Health Activists, Anganwadi Workers in the Life Line Express Train free of cost.

The project is first of its kind in the Country by SBI Foundation in the tribal district of Kalahandi. B Venugopala Reddy, Chief General Manager, State Bank Of India has made an appeal to the people of the Odisha to avail the opportunity and get the medical facilities provided by SBI Foundation free of cost.

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