Guwahati, June 10: A 300-bedded Covid-19 hospital was opened on Thursday at Sarusajai Stadium complex in Guwahati to fight the ongoing Corona virus pandemic. Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the hospital.
The 300-bedded hospital was constructed in 20 days at a cost of Rs 21.46 crore. The hospital was built with the help from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and handed over to state government.
CM Dr @himantabiswa, in presence of Health Min Sri @keshab_mahanta, ceremonially inaugurated a 300-bed COVID Care Hospital (100 ICU beds & 200 beds with oxygen facility) built in association with @DRDO_India at Sarusajai, Guwahati. pic.twitter.com/s3BQNY4ReA
— Chief Minister Assam (@CMOfficeAssam) June 10, 2021
The government has built the hospital to combat with the third wave, which is expected to hit the country on October.
The hospital has been set up in an area of 3,200 sqm. The hospital in Sarusajai Stadium has 200 beds in general ward with Oxygen facility and 100 intensive care unit (ICU) beds. The hospital is also equipped with an X-ray room, pharmacy, ultrasound and ECG room and laboratory.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “We have been able to set up 309 ICU beds and 2,684 Oxygen beds all over the state to cater to Covid-19 patients.”
He added that due to the State’s advanced planning, “we have been able to cater Oxygen needs of our patients as well as supply it to neighbouring states in the northeast to help them tackle the situation.”
The second wave of Covid-19 has affected over 4 lakh people in Assam. Till Thursday, 3793 people have died in Assam due to Covid-19 April 1, 2021.