Assam Govt Prepares For Omicron


Guwahati: The Assam Government has taken several measures to tackle the COVID-19 situation in the state following the threat of the new Omicron variant in the country. 

Addressing a press conference here in Guwahati,  Assam health minister  Keshab Mahanta announced these measures to tackle the COVID-19 situation in the state.

Here are the measures taken to battle the new variant in the state though no Omicron cases has been confirmed in Assam yet but the state government is alert.

  • 9 thousand beds have been kept ready in the state to handle the situation of Omicron
  • 1 thousand ICU beds ready for COVID
  • 2600 Oxygen bed ready
  • The state government will increase the beds up to 25000 within one week
  • CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat is ready to conduct the test.
  • A new lab will set up at GMCH for genome sequencing
  • A total of 6 lakhs 20thousand 563 people infected with COVID-19 in 2021
  • 6 lakhs 12 thousand 282 people recovered from the disease
  • 6164 patients succumbed to COVID-19

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The other key points from the press conference: 

  • Construction of 8 New Medical Colleges are underway and the students will be able to take admission in Dhubri Medical College next year.
  • The state government will be able to provide 8 new cancer hospitals in Bohag Bihu in April
  • The State government has given a grant of Rs. 2 lakh each to 65,900 people under Atal Amrit Abhijan
  • Rs. 5 lakh grant to 46,500 people under PMJAY
  • 3361 people have been appointed in health department in the current year
  • 19083 children have been operated under Mission Smile
  • One more Medical College to come up at Guwahati
  • MMCH services will be shut down from January 1 and people will be able to go for treatment at Pandu and Dhirenpara hospital instead of MMCH. The new hospital services will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on January 1
  • The government aimed to vaccinate 10 lakhs students with Covaxin
  • 7-day mandatory quarantine for international travelers. The quarantine is mandatory even after testing negative at Railway Station and Airports