162 ICU Beds with Ventilators Exclusively for COVID-19 Patients in GMCH: Himanta Biswa
GUWAHATI: The state health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that in its efforts to combat coronavirus in Assam, the state government has readied 162 ICU beds with ventilators exclusively for COVID-19 patients at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).
“Before this, in GMCH there were 60 ICU beds but now we have 33 new ICU beds,” said Sarma.
He added that a new super-speciality building of GMCH, will be inaugurated soon. It has been constructed at a cost of Rs 10.13 crores by the PWD.
With the inauguration of the new building, GMCH will have more than 200 ICU beds with ventilators, which will be completed before Bihu, said the minister.
He added that 11000 PPP kits and more than 1 lakh N95 kits available. He also applauded all staff in the medical hospitals for taking good care of the 16 COVID-19 patients.