Temporary Hospitals, MBBS Students’ Training, Part of Assam’s COVID-19 Preparedness
GUWAHATI: State health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a press conference from Sarusajai Stadium on March 26 informed about the measures undertaken by the state government in case of coronavirus outbreak in Assam.
Taking stock of the 1000-bed quarantine facility that is undergoing construction at the stadium, Sarma informed that all the final year students of MBBS and other nursing courses will be prepared to tackle coronavirus infected cases.
“As such training would be provided to these students within the next few days, " he added.
Further the results of the candidates who have applied for various hospital warden posts and have completed all examination processes will be declared within 48 hours so that the state has enough staff in case of crisis.
The government is also contemplating the construction of temporary hospitals by L&T at places where government hospitals are not available. These hospitals would be completely facilitated to treat COVID-19 patients and would last up to four years.
It is to be mentioned that an apartment has also been rented by the government near the quarantine facility near Sarusajai stadium to accommodate at least 200 doctors if the situation arises that doctors be called from villages and private hospitals.
The quarantine facilities will be completed within the week and would accommodate all family members of any person tested positive for COVID-19.