GUWAHATI: In a much needed impetus to state’s health care, Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated 50-bedded state-of-art, fully functional Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) on Monday. The ICU fitted with ventilators and oxygen equipment is expected to bolster the Assam health department’s preparedness in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Sarma inaugurated the ICU in the presence of minister of state for health and family welfare Pijush Hazarika, Jorhat MP Topon Kumar Gogoi, Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, JMCH principal and health department officials.
It needs to be mentioned that 2 COVID-19 patients from Jorhat are being treated at JMCH. The two women arrived at Jorhat from Mumbai by an ambulance. The ambulance driver from Mumbai also tested COVID-19 positive and is under treatment in Bihar.
Pleased to inaugurate 50-bed state-of-art, fully functional ICU at Jorhat Medical College & Hospital today with MoS @Pijush_hazarika & MPs @ToponKumarGogo1 & @KamakhyaTasa. Fitted with ventilators & oxygen equipment, it shall bolster our preparedness in fight against #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/GCRJY7SfEc
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 11, 2020