Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the “innovative idea days before the lockdown to convert railway coaches into isolation wards for supplementing efforts to tackle Covid-19,
railway minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
“It was Prime Minister’s idea even before lockdown. One day he called me and asked me whether railway coaches can be converted into isolation wards. I was taken aback. I had not even thought about it. It was an innovative idea that the Prime Minister came up with. Railway employees worked hard and developed the entire design in consultation with the Health
Ministry,” he said.
The minister was speaking at the India Foundation Dialogue 70 via video conference.