# Union Health Minister Visits Odisha to Assess Medical Assistance for Train Accident Victims
The Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, is set to visit Odisha’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhubaneshwar and Medical College in Cuttack on Sunday to take stock of the medical assistance being provided to the injured victims of the Odisha triple train accident. The rescue operations were almost complete, according to Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena, and the process had begun for the last coach. The death toll stood at 288, and the number of people injured did not increase and was over 1,000.
## Minor Injuries Treated and Bodies Identified
People with minor injuries have left the hospital for their places after treatment, and around 800 bodies are in hospitals, with some of them identified. 160 bodies have been moved to the mortuary in different hospitals, including AIIMS Bhubaneswar.
## Details of the Train Accident
At least 288 people were dead, and over a thousand were injured after the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel express derailed and encroached on the opposite track, derailing a few coaches of the train travelling from Yeshwanthpur to Howrah and a third freight train colliding near Bahanaga railway station in Odisha’s Balasore district on Friday night.
## Officials Visit the Site
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw immediately rushed to the state the same night, and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also reached the site on Saturday morning. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also visited the crash site and met with the injured people.
## Rescue Operations
Army columns were rushed in, and Air Force choppers deployed while over 300 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force were involved in the search and rescue operations. The Indian Navy also deployed medical teams to support rescue operations in Balasore.
The Union Health Minister’s visit to Odisha’s medical facilities is a crucial step in assessing the medical assistance being provided to the victims of the train accident. The government officials’ prompt response and the deployment of rescue teams have been critical in managing the situation. The nation mourns the loss of lives and prays for the speedy recovery of the injured.