GUWAHATI: “Every evening is full of anxiety for us. We have to wait till April 9 to end the quarantine period of those who have come from outside,” said Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma during ‘Prekhyapat’ show with News Live chief managing editor Syed Zarir Hussain.
He is also briefing the state government’s preparedness to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. Some key points are:
We have around 10,000 personal protection units.
Assam has nearly 1 lakh N95 masks.
There are 13 lakhs 3 layers masks in the state.
Added 12 ICUS at Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital.
Tomorrow we will make agreements with private hospitals to exclusively use Silchar Medical College and Hospital for Coronavirus.
“I request everyone in the state to follow the message of PM Narendra Modi and stay indoors. These 21 days will be difficult for each one of us but it is the only option we have,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Most of the Assam residents who have come back from other states are youth who had gone there to work or study. They should self-quarantine themselves so that other family members are not affected in case they are carrying the virus. Sometimes it may take days for the virus to show and might not even show at the end. They may simply act as a silent transmitter. So if they have elderly parents they should stay away: Himanta Biswa Sarma.
We can prevent 75 percent of COVID-19 from social distancing. We can treat rest 25 percent in the hospital.
We will have to be very careful while cremating a deceased from Coronavirus.
We are waging a different type of war against invincible enemy.
We should avoid thinking about meat and fish during these days.
33 Thousand Asha workers are in the war against Coronavirus.
4 teams of doctors will be ready round the clock.
Doctors will be under quarantine after working for a week.
More than 300 tests done in Assam, no one found positive with Coronavirus.
People keep silent when they see the enemy.
Don’t ask the government to open noodles factory.
We never saw chow mein in our childhood.
Asha, MPW, surveillance workers are our real heroes.
5 Coronavirus hospitals to come-up in Assam soon.