Team of doctors rush to Odisha to provide medical aid

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A team of doctors and experts from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and other center-run hospitals from the capital on Sunday rushed to Bhubaneswar through a special IAF flight to provide medical assistance to those injured in the deadly Odisha train accident.

An official source said that the team of health experts carried the medicines and other critical care equipment to the accident stite.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also visited the AIIMS Bhubaneswar and the Cuttack medical college on Sunday to take stock of medical assistance being provided to the victims of  the train accident.

 Doctors from AIIMS-Bhubaneswar were earlier dispatched to Balasore and Cuttack in Odisha to assist in the relief operations at the site of the train accident, Mandaviya had said on Saturday.

The crash involving Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express and Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and a goods train on Friday has left at least 288 people dead and over 1,100 injured.