Assam to have first post-COVID care hospital in Guwahati


Guwahati: With an increasing number of post-COVID complication cases and resultant deaths, the Assam Government has decided to set up the first post-COVID care hospital in the city.

The State Health department has already taken steps to convert the existing COVID Care Hospital at Kalapahar in the city into a post-COVID care hospital. The hospital will exclusively treat those patients who develop various health complications after they recover from COVID-19.

Assam Health Minister, Keshab Mahanta who visited the facilities at the post-COvid care hospital along with the Principal of Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Dr. Achyut Baishya on Friday informed that the  GMCH authority would manage the post-Covid care hospital.

It will be the first government-run post-Covid care hospital in the state. To date patients who have been cured of Covid in Assam but have developed health-related complications or other diseases have to get admission in private hospitals for post-Covid treatment paying heavy charges.