Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today inaugurated an Ayush Kendra on the premises of Northern Railway Central Hospital aimed at promoting healthcare for rail employees using the traditional system of medicine.
The kendra comprises dispensaries of the five designated systems of medicines of Ayush — Ayurved, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.
The Northern Railway Central Hospital, a tertiary care hospital, provides comprehensive healthcare to about 1.6 lakh railway employees and their families besides the retired employees and their dependents.
It provides curative, preventive and rehabilitative health services besides undertaking initiatives for promoting good health.
It also provides occupational health services, including pre-employment and in-service periodical medical examinations, examination under Workmen’s Compensation Act, monitoring of safety environment of workshops and medical relief during train accidents.
The hospital also caters to emergency medical assistance to rail passengers who take ill during their journey besides providing other complementary health services.