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COVID 19: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Inaugurates Stadium Turned Hospital

By Disha Sharma -
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  • 17th June 2021,
  • 12:02 PM

To combat the thrid wave of Coronavirus, Assam government decided to turn a stadium into a 300-bed hospital.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

COVID 19: Amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday inaugurated Sarusajai Stadium turned into a 300-bed Covid-19 hospital in Guwahati.  This has been done in preparation to combat the third wave of Coronavirus pandemic.

Himanta Biswa Sarma took to Twitter to inform the same. He also shared photos. In a tweet, he wrote,”Our fight against Covid just grew stronger. Very happy to inaugurate the 300-bed COVID Care Hospital at Sarusajai, to act as an annex to Guwahati Medical College & Hospital.”

He also congratulated the team for pulling this off in record time in the same tweet.

He mentioned that the government is grateful to DRDO India for having been a generous partner in this critical project. He also pointed out that is a fine example of center-state collaboration.

The hospital has been Constructed at Rs 21.46 crore, which will strengthen Assam’s Covid management capabilities.

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With a life span of 5 years, the hospital will have a facility of 100 ICU beds. The oxygen facility can be made available to other 200 beds as well.

The life span can be further extended. This new facility shall ease strain on hospitals, he adds.

There will be continous supply of liquid oxygen for patients as the hospital is equipped with a tank that shall be refilled weekly.

Last year, the stadium turned a Covid Care and quarantine centre for screening and isolating people who visit the state from other parts of the country.

The hospital has been set up in an area of 3,200 square meters. Equipped with an X-ray room, pharmacy, ultrasound, ECG room and laboratory, it has 200 oxygen beds in the general ward and 100 intensive care unit (ICU) beds.

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However, COVID treatment at MMCH & Singimari hospital will stop. While GMCH & DRDO hospital shall be available for treatment of COVID patients from now onwards.

He mentioned that he is happy to inaugurate a 20-bed ICU and 32 Oxygen supported beds at Kalapahar COVID Care Hospital, an annex of GMCH, is also ready.

He also sent best wishes to doctor and staff and applauded Assam’s ability to cater to COVID treatment.

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