Tibet Trains provide temporary medical facilities service. Professional doctors and trained nurses are also available on the trains. Passengers can get timely but limited first aid in a Tibet train. If you suffer from breathless, you can ask the attendant for help. The trained attendant can come to help connect the oxygen tube to the oxygen outlet and make sure the passenger obtain oxygen in the right way.
At present, for medical facilities, two oxygen supply systems such as diffusion type oxygen and pipe type oxygen supply have been used on the trains of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The Qinghai-Tibet railway has its special customer services, especially in the field of medical care. Each passenger is required to fill in a health declaration form before boarding to ensure a safe trip. The well-done prevention and control work of altitude sickness provide health safety for mass passengers.
Health service centre
The passenger health service centre covers an area of about 40 square meters, with built-in medical tables and cabinets, drip racks, medical beds, blood glucose meters, blood pressure meters, wheelchairs, oxygen tanks and commonly used emergency medicines. Doctors and nurses are on duty 24 hours a day. Passengers can enjoy free medical services such as blood pressure measurement and oxygen inhalation. They can take Hongjingtian and other drugs to relieve altitude reaction for free. Passengers with abrasions can be bandaged for free.
According to the head of Lhasa railway station, “During winter, the oxygen level in Tibet gradually decreases. First-time visitors to Tibet are prone to high altitude reactions such as headache and chest tightness due to lack of oxygen. If passengers feel unwell, they can go to the health service centre for help at any time. Medical staff will provide targeted help measures according to the actual situation of patients. For the old, the weak, the sick, the disabled and the passengers with high altitude reaction, the station has also opened up a green bus passage to provide maximum convenience for the passengers.
After entering the winter, most of the scenic spots in Tibet have favourable tickets and hotel prices, attracting many mainland tourists. Lhasa railway station is an important channel for passengers to enter and leave Tibet. Data show that from January to October this year, Lhasa railway station has sent 1.726 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 15.7%, and arrived 1.841 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 16.7%.