CONVERSION OF RAILWAY COACHES INTO MOBILE HOSPITALS
China has developed 4000 bedded Hospital in 7 days in the initial days of covid19, as it was only Wuhan it was a good idea. Spain and Italy had converted its Hotels and Convention centers into Hospitals. Time plays an important role to fight against Covid19, We must focus on our current strengths and should convert the present Railway Coaches into Mobile Hospitals. SWOT ANALYSIS STRENGTHS
•Mainly located in the center of the city. •Stations currently are not in use, so can be quickly converted.
•We can reduce the overall infrastructure cost. •Presence of electricity and basic services
. •All the coaches are internally connected for better service.
•MATHEMATICAL REPRESENTATION: Sleeper / III Tier coach capacity = 72 sleepers 1 compartment = 8 seats Therefore, 72/8= 9 Rooms / coach 20 coaches x 9= 180 Rooms
•III Tier AC coaches can be converted into ICUs.
•II Tier AC coaches can be used by doctors/ medical staff.
•Station already has WiFi and is under CCTV surveillance.
•Huge parking space available. WEAKNESS
•To maintain health and hygiene to required hospital standards.
•Quick availability of Oxygen cylinders, Ventilators and other medical equipment required during treatment. OPPORTUNITIES
•One can appoint local volunteers, doctors and helping staff. •Cost to quality ratio can be altered.
•Conversion of waiting halls into dorms or storage rooms.
•Pantry cars can be used for the preparation of food or catering contract can be given to the local catering service provider. THREATS
•Coaches and railway platform have to be sanitized properly before the train actually gets on the original route.
•In the later stage, when the number of cases will reduce, we can seal the particular platform and other platforms can work in their natural way.
•Disposal of Bio medical and human waste in a organized manner.
- The Architecture Times, Indore