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Medical Service on Tibet Train

To alleviate the altitude sickness symptom and provide timely treatment for passengers, Tibet trains provide medical service such as passenger health declaration form, emergency button, oxygen supply and medical care personnel.

Health Form

Health declartion form on Tibet trainPassengers of Tibet train need to fill in a health declartion form.

Each passenger of Tibet train will be required to fill in a health declaration form to ensure a safe train journey. We warmly suggest you take a physical examination and consult doctor for advice and medicine before heading for Tibet.

Emergency Button

Emergency call button on Tibet trainYou can also find the emergency call button in toilets of Tibet train.

You can find the emergency button on the wall of each soft sleeper compartment. In the toilets, there are two buttons, the green one is for flushing the used toilets, and the red one next to it is for emergency. When you feel dizzy, sickness or out of breath, press the emergency button and the staff members will come to help you.

Oxygen Supply

The oxygen supply system can effectively reduce the altitude sickness symptom for mass passengers on Tibet train. It can increase the oxygen content of the train’s air to about 23% when traveling in high altitude area. What’s more, it allows passengers to inhale oxygen by connecting the plastic pipe to the oxygen outlet.

How to use oxygen outlet on Qinghai-Tibet trainAn illustration of how to use oxygen outlet on Qinghai-Tibet train

If you suffer from breathless, you can connect the tube to oxygen outlet. Usually, the oxygen supply works during Golmud- Lhasa section. The train attendants will distribute plastic tube in advance or you can ask them for oxygen tube when needed.

Medical Care Personnel

If you still feel uncomfortable after using oxygen supply, do not hesitate to ask the train attendant for medical service. Professional doctors and trained nurses are available on the Tibet trains. Passengers can get timely but limited first aid on Tibet train.

With the well-done prevention work and medical service on Tibet train, you can enjoy the Tibet train journey and prepare yourself well for the coming once-in-a-lifetime adventure on “the Roof of the World”.

Master Kungga Dundruk

About the Author - Master Kungga Dundruk

Kungga Dundruk, often respectfully referred to as “Manager Kunga”, is the most revered and legendary Tibetan guide in our team.

Currently working as a customer service manager in Lhasa, Kunga used to study business overseas and got his Bachelor of Business in Nepal and India before moving back to his homeland. With pure passion for life and unlimited love for Tibet, Kunga started his guide career as early as 1997.

As a legendary Tibetan guide with 22 years of guide experience, Kunga was awarded the Gold Medalist of China’s Best Tour Guide in 2019, marking the pinnacle of his career. Today, Kunga loves sharing his wealth of Tibetan knowledge through travel articles and stands ready to offer prompt support whenever our guests need help in Lhasa.

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