Guwahati: A completely new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for COVID19 negative patients has been inaugurated at Gauhati Medical College. A total of 28 new ICU beds were integrated at GMCH. Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and Health Minister Keshab Mahanta took part in the ICU integration programme at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on Monday.
In next 10 days, 28 additional ICU beds at GMCH, and 10 new beds at ICUs at #COVID19 Care Center at Kalapahar will also get operational, strengthening our capacities further.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 24, 2021
“We had planned creating this ICU a few days ago and the PWD has quickly delivered it. The NHM has provided all accessories and equipment. From today, this 28 bedded ICU will be operational. The ICU will be provided basically to those who turn COVID19 negative but require intensive care. Even though they were COVID negative we have been putting them at the COVID ICU as there was no ICU outside. From now, we can give them these 28 beds and that in turn will get us some extra beds in the COVID ICU,” said CM Sarma.
“Similarly, at Kalapahar we had installed and readied 10 ICU beds. So, since yesterday we have added 38 new ICU beds in Guwahati. We are stronger today and can serve better. In another 10-15 days Gauhati Medical College will get 28 more ICU beds and Kalapahar will get 10. In coming days till June 15 a total of 200 ICU beds will be integrated together at one go,” said Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.
— Keshab Mahanta (@keshab_mahanta) May 24, 2021