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Assam adds 200 ICU beds in 10 days: Himanta Biswa Sarma

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GUWAHATI: In a move to give much-needed impetus to the fight against COVID-19, the Assam government has added 200 more ICU beds in last 10 days, said health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

β€œWe’ve added 200 more ICU beds in last 10 days, and efforts are on increase this further. We’re grateful to Govt of India for the support. As of today, we’re comfortable about beds, oxygen, medicine and ICU availability for next 10 days. You all BE SAFE,” Sarma stated in a tweet.

Addressing a press meet in Guwahati, the minister said as of now Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) has capacity of 92 ICU beds as of now.

β€œAs of today, GMCH has capacity of 92 ICUs. In addition to GMCH, there are 24 and 38 ICUs at Mahendra Mohan Choudhury (MMC) and Kalapahar hospitals respectively,” Sarma said.

He stated 52 patients have been undergoing treatment in the ICUs against the total capacity of 150 beds in Guwahati.

β€œIt means there are 100 ICU beds lying vacant. ICU expansion works are also going at Silchar and Jorhat medical colleges,” Sarma added.

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