Divertion of PRASANTI Express, Chennai Asansol Superfast Express, Falaknuma Superfast Express, Partial Cancellation of Machilipatnam / Narasapur Visakhapatnam Passenger & Special Trains run by ECoR
Trains Cancelled / Partially Cancelled / Diverted / Rescheduled due to overflowing of rain water above danger level at a Railway Bridge o­n Thandava River between Tuni-Gullipadu
More Helpline Numbers Provided for Public Information In view of Changes In Train Services
Steps Taken by SCR to Minimise Inconvenience to Passengers in View of Disruption to Train Services Between Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam Due to Heavy Floods
Alleppy-Dhanbad, Nagavali, & Yesvantapur Hatia Express Diverted Due to flowing of Water over Railway Bridge Between Tuni and Gullipadu Section
Trains Diverted Due to flowing of Water over Railway Bridge Between Tuni and Gullipadu Section
Santragachi-Chennai-Santragachi Special Train Extended for Eight more Services
SCR Extends Secunderabad-Jaipur-Secunderabad Special Train For Eight more Services
SCR Observes ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’
Machilipatnam-Yesvantapur Express to stop at Narasaraopet
Special Trains between Visakhapatnam Secunderabad, Karimnagar Tirupati, Visakhapatnam Shiridi Sai Nagar, Visakhapatnam Chennai and Indore Yesvantapur
Tirupati Karimnagar Express Inaugurated and Jammikunta Adarsh Station Inaugurated
Trains Cancelled / Partially Cancelled / Diverted / Regulated Due to Road Under Bridge Work in Nanded Division
Special Ticket Checking Drives conducted by Secunderabad Division
A/C Special Trains Between Kakinada Town and Secunderabad Via Tanuku, Bhimavaram, Gudivada
SCR sets up Exclusive Contact Numbers for Fire Prevention Alert
Cancellation of Trains Due to Track Maintenance Works On Tirupati-Renigunta-Gudur Section
Monthly Combined MMTS / APSRTC Ticket Fares to be Increased
Special Trains Between Secunderabad-Tirupati and Tirupati-Karimnagar
South Central Railway to Run Fourteen Dussera / Diwali Special Trains Between Nanded and Surat
Six Special Trains between Chennai and Shalimar Via Gudur, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam
Two Special Trains Between Bangalore and Santragachi
Twelve Super Fast Deepawali AC Special Trains Between Secunderabad and Mumbai LTT
“Science Express-Biodiversity Special-Fifth Phase” To Put Up Exhibitions on SCR
Eighteen Special Trains Between Jammu Tawi and H.S.Nanded
Eight Superfast Special Trains Between Visakhapatnam and Sainagar Shirdi
Levy of Service Tax on AC and First Class Rail Passengers from 1st October 2012
Levy of Service Tax on Transportation of Goods by Rail from 1st October 2012
Twenty Eight Special Trains Between Visakhapatnam and Nanded Via Vijayawada
Dismantling of Staircases on Platforms of Secunderabad Railway Station for Installation of Escalators
Miraj-Parli Vaijnath Passenger Train Derailed Between Ghatnandur and Parli Vaijnath Stations
SCR to revise the Timings of 77687 Nizamabad-Kacheguda DEMU Passenger, 77614 Manoharabad-Secunderabad DEMU Passenger, 77688 Kacheguda-Nizambad DEMU Passenger, 77615 Secunderabad-Medchal DEMU Passenger & 57473 Kacheguda- Bodhan Passenger
SCR to revise the Timings of Secunderabad-Pune Shatabdi Express
SCR to Run Twelve Special Express Trains For Diwali Festival between Hyderabad - Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad - Santragachi, Aurangabad - Tirupati And Kacheguda - Bangaluru
SCR to run eight MMTS Special Trains on 29th and 30th September 2012 for Vinayaka Nimarjanam
SCR to revise the Timings of Gulbarga – Hyderabad Passenger Train
SCR To Run Four Special Trains Between Hyderabad and Santragachi during Dussehra Season
Sri K.H. Muniyappa, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways Flags off New Intercity Express Between Bidar and Hyderabad
Fare of Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Duronto Express Does not Include Catering Charges
Train Services Cancelled on 4th September 2012
Rejoinder / Clarification on News Items on the Incident Involving Rajdhani Express Near Adoni on 24th August, 2012
Cancellation / Partial Cancelation of Trains Due to Track Maintenance Works on Vijayawada-Rajamundry-Kakinada and Vijayawada-Ongole-Gudur Sections
Cancellation / Short Termination / Rescheduling / Partially cancellation / Running of Special Services Due to Line Block Between Hussain Sagar and Secunderabad / Hyderabad due to Track Improvement Works
High Level Coordination Meeting Between SCR, GHMC, and HMRL Held on Various Developmental Works
SCR Introduces Token System at Passenger Reservation System Office at Secunderabad
SCR To Run Ten Special Trains Between Kacheguda And Banglore, Hyderabad And Visakhapatnam & Aurangabad And Tirupati
Surprise Check Against Ticketless Travel at Secunderabad Railway Station
South Central Railway to run special Trains between Hyderabad –Kollam-Hyderabad
South Central Railway extends the run of Jaipur-Secunderabad-Jaipur Special Train
Singareni Collieries Company Limited Pays Rs. 6.38 Crores to S.C.Railway for the Bhadrachalam Road – Sattupalli New Railway Line
SCR to Run Ten Special Trains Between Hyderabad – Kolhapur – Hyderabad
SCR Releases MMTS-Cum-Local Trains Pocket Time Table
Asanlol-Chennai Central Weekly Express introduced


The Medical Department of South Central Railway is an integral part of Indian Railway Medical Services. The Department renders preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services to a population of about 500 thousand, spread over the length and breadth of the South Central Railway System.

In 1966 the medical services of SCR consisted of 4 divisional hospitals and 40 health units with 148 doctors and 463 beds. Today, the Medical Department boasts of one Zonal Hospital, 2 Divisional Hospitals, 2 Sub-divisional Hospitals, one Poly Clinic and 44 Health Units with a total of 684 beds and 161 Doctors. 

Functions of Medical Department 
  • To provide comprehensive health care through preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services to all the beneficiaries.
  • To attain an optimum level of positive health in the workforce which renders them productive and useful to the organization.
  • To assess the physical fitness of the candidates aspiring to join Railways and also to conduct periodical medical examination of serving employees to assess their sustained fitness.
  • To render medical aid to passengers falling sick during travel.
  • To provide immediate medical aid and succor to victims of Railway accidents.
  • To monitor quality of water and food supply to the Railway population as well as Rail commuters.
  • To maintain environmental sanitation of 48 Railway colonies and 32 identified Railway stations.
  • To conduct research activities for chalking out various strategies to provide better medical care to the Railway employees, their families and the travelling public.
  • To conduct studies in the field of Occupational Health and family Welfare for identifying various health problems and sustainable strategies to combat them.
  • To impart training to the doctors as well as para-medical staff to update their knowledge of patient care, preventive health etc.

Total patient satisfaction through Humane Approach and Shared Commitment of every single Doctor and Paramedic to provide Quality Health Care using modern and cost effective techniques and technologies.

  • All serving Railway employees and their dependants
  • Retired Railway employees, who are enrolled in Retired Railway Employees Health Schemes
  • Passengers who fall sick during travel
  • Rail accident victims
  • Licensed Porters
  • Railway Police Personnel

Facility Total no. 
Ploy Clinics
Health Units
Para-medical staff
Sanitary staff

Centers of Excellence

The Zonal Hospital, Lallaguda
  • Is equipped with a state-of-the-art 10 bedded ICCU supported by Holter Monitor, Tread Mill, Colour Doppler, Telemetry ECG and facility for temporary pace making 
  • Provides Haemodialysis, which is an end stage conservative management for patients with Renal Disease 
  • Has a Neo-natal Intensive care Unit supported by Incubators to look after the newborn babies 
  • Was awarded the prestigious L N Mishra Shield for the best overall performance over the Indian Railways during the years 1981-82, 1984-85, 1993-94 and 1998-99. 
  • Has been recognised by the Medical Council of India for providing training in Diploma in National Board for Surgery and Medicine. The Hospital provides training for students, House Surgeons and Interns from Deccan Medical College, Hyderabad.

Railway Hospitals, Vijayawada and Guntakal
  • Divisional Hospitals have Treadmill, ECG, Ventilators, Pulse-oxymeter, Blood Gas Analyser and Ultra Sound facilities. Blood banks with screening facilities for HIV are also available. 
  • Provides training to Sr. House Surgeons.
Levels of Health Care & Facilities 

Medical facilities are broadly extended in a 3 tier fashion to the beneficiaries viz., Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Primary Health Care is made available in all the Health Units i.e. diagnosis, treatment of common diseases, preventive health services, monitoring of quality of water and food, health education, mother & child health services, immunisation, family welfare services etc. Persons who require secondary level care are referred to either Sub-divisional Hospitals or Divisional Hospitals. A patient will be referred to Zonal Hospital for tertiary care, if super specialty treatment is required.
Railway Hospitals at various places have tie-ups with local super-specialty hospitals for necessary management of the patients who require such services. These tie-ups are extended even for sophisticated investigations like CT Scan, MRI etc. 

Disaster Management

South Central Railway has well laid out accident preparedness in way of Accident Relief Medical Equipment (ARME), provided at strategic locations. The ARMEs are of two types viz., Scale I and Scale II. Scale I is a Railway coach containing an Operation Theatre, necessary drugs, equipment, linen and other utility items like Raincoats, gum boots, umbrellas, troches, stretchers etc. The Scale II equipment comprises of three POMKA boxes and other necessary equipment that contain the items enumerated above kept in the room at important stations to be moved at the time of major accidents.  In addition there is the Portable Medical Kit for Accidents provided at Health Units. There are 11 ARMEs of Scale I, 20 ARMEs of Scale II and  POMKAS have been provided to all 44 Health Units over the entire zone. 13 Model Stations and 15 long distance trains have been identified over this zone for provision of Augmented First Aid Facilities. The upgraded First Aid boxes have already been provided.

Training in First Aid 

St. John Ambulance Brigade comprising of 32 Ambulance divisions with 275 personnel is actively involved in rendering First Aid during accidents and also imparts training courses to the employees as well as their family members in First Aid.

Preventive Services

Environmental sanitation of 32 identified Railway stations and 45 Railway colonies is maintained by the Medical Department. The Deputy Chief Medical Director, Health & Family Welfare co-ordinates this huge task with a cadre of 61 Health Inspectors, 1575 Safaiwallas and other staff.

The Medical Department conducts health and family welfare programs to reach the farthest beneficiary. In recognition of its best performance over Indian Railways, South Central Railway was awarded the annual Family Welfare Shield for 18 times since its inception in 1966. The Department has also contributed richly to Pulse Polio coverage by extending the service to both Railway and Non-Railway children.
Water samples in Railway colonies and Railway stations are collected and are analysed for bacteriological quality. Necessary corrective measures are initiated if there is any unsatisfactory result. Food samples are also collected under Prevention of Food Adulteration Act. If unsatisfactory results are found, the offenders are suitably punished. The mineral water sold at Railway caterings and other vending units in Railway stations are also analysed for quality and punitive action is taken if the samples do not conform to the standards.
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