New COVID-19 Super-Speciality Hospital Inaugurated at GMCH
GUWAHATI: Assam Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, inaugurated a COVID-19 super speciality hospital at the Gauhati Medical College & Hospital today.
The superspeciality hospital, with 180 beds and 60 Intensive Care Units, has the capacity to treat around 200 serious symptomatic patients at once with each bed having its own dedicated supply of medical gas.
The newly inaugurated hospital which cost Rs. 150 crores is to be fully functional soon as is well equipped with all facilities required for treatment of patients suffering from the novel coronavirus disease.
Labs and operation theatres are available here for patients who require any kind of surgery or treatment alongside COVID-19, said Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while addressing media persons after the inauguration.
The hospital has a new Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UGVI) System, which will help in improving indoor air quality and bacteria management. Brought in from Canada, the new system is also being used in AIIMS, New Delhi for treatment of patients, said the minister. UV rays, Sarma mentioned, is very effective with the ability to detect and kill the virus.
The health minister further assured people that despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state, there was no need to panic. The state has 5,000 beds and the capacity to treat many more serious symptomatic patients.
He also informed that he would inaugurate another multi-speciality hospital in Tezpur this evening that will have 150 beds thereby further strengthening healthcare infrastructure of the state.