Indian Railways started a pilot project of health testing machines with facility of doctor consultation via videoconferencing at platforms. The details of Health Kiosk at Railway Stations by Indian Railway, it’s User Charges, list of stations having Health Kiosk facility etc are here.
Health Kiosk at Railway Stations
- Basic Body Parameters – Height, Weight, BMI etc = Rs.50/-
- Basic Body Parameters +BP + SPO2 = Rs.80/-
- Basic Body Parameters +BP + SPO2+Random Blood Sugar = Rs.100/-
- Medical ATMs at Central Railway
- Health Check Up KIOSK at Belagavi, Dharwar, Hosapete Railway Stations
- Health Check up Kiosk at Secunderabad, Kacheguda, Vijayawada Railway Stations
- Eastern Railway’s Asansol Stations : Health Kiosk
- Health ATMSs at Railway Stations
Medical ATMs at Central Railway
Updated : 18.07.2020
Passenger travelling on Central Railway will soon be able to get their blood pressure, boy mass index (BMI), blood sugar, weight, oxygen saturation, and body hydration levels checked at health kiosks at suburban railway stations.
The kiosks will initially be introduced at Kalyan, Thane and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) railway stations.
They will later in phase be introduced at CSMT Mumbai, Wadala, Chembur, Panvel, Dadar, Kurla , Ghatkopar, Mulund, Badlapur, Bhandup and Dombivli Railway stations.
The kiosks will have two modes – invasive and non-invasive, and will be managed by a paramedic. The invasive mode (Rs.100/-) will involve samples of blood being collected to check blood sugar levels, while the non invasive mode (Rs.50/-) will be used to check oxygen saturation, BMI, and weight. Passengers will be provided the results within three minutes on a paper slip.
The machines will check multiple health parameters of passengers within minutes, said the officials. The kiosks have been in use at Nagpur, Bhopal and Lucknow railway stations since earlier this year. Termed health ATMs by the railways, the machines are being installed as an additional source of income under non-fare revenue.
Health Check Up KIOSK at Belagavi, Dharwar, Hosapete Railway Stations
Health Check up Kiosk at Secunderabad, Kacheguda, Vijayawada Railway Stations
State of Art ‘Health check up kiosk’ has been set up with nominal price at Secunderabad, Kacheguda, Vijayawada Railway Stations etc., on South Central Railway
Eastern Railway’s Asansol Stations : Health Kiosk
For extending medical checkup facilities even at station premises ER opened a Health Kiosk at Asansol Station on 22/11/2019. The KIOSK have provision for checking basic body parameters, blood pressure, blood sugar, oxygen saturation level etc.
Passengers and general public can avail this facility of getting one’s body thoroughly medically checked up at a very nominal charge. Also, Health Report Card with recommendations to improve health is readily given at this kiosk. Similar Health Kiosk is also coming up at Jasidih and Durgapur.
Health ATMs at Railway Stations
News Updates : 12.11.2019
To start with, two such ‘health ATMs’ will be installed at Old Delhi and Nizamuddin stations in the capital.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, has received proposals from healthcare companies to install ‘health ATMs’, a walk-in kiosk with integrated medical devices, staffed by a medical attendant.
The idea is to provide bio-testing facilities to passengers at platforms and the basic tests will cost somewhere between Rs 10 and Rs 50. Passengers can just walk in to get a quick preventive health check-up or can also consult reputed healthcare providers via high definition video-conferencing.
“The machine that looks like cash ATMs has interactive medical devices to stream biomedical information, manage health history and live video consultation with reputed doctors,” said a senior railway official.
Tests such as Body Mass Index, body composition, pulse rate, blood pressure, lipid profile, blood glucose and haemoglobin can be conducted. The machine takes most of the primary care readings and will give instant health report and prescription.
There are also plans to install one ATM machine for trials at the three-day Rail Vikas Shivir, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week. The company that is installing the machines has claimed that their device has been approved by US Food and Drug Administration.
“We have asked one company to install machine at the Shivir so that 700 participants can use it and this will also help in validating results. We are also in the process of validating results by doing random tests. There is a proposal to install machine on pilot basis at Nizamuddin and Old Delhi railway station,” the official added.
‘Health ATMs’ have been installed in the last few months in the rural parts of Karnataka and Chhattisgarh where there is a shortage of doctors. The health ministry is also in the process of installing similar machines to dispense free drugs on prescription. Railways has been taking innovative measures such as offering Rs 10 lakh travel insurance at a premium less than Rs 1 for the convenience of passengers.