In order to take stock of the present situation of health and health-care services, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday visited the Silchar Medical College and Hospital. During his visit to this pioneer health care institution, Chief Minister Sarma said that prior to the pandemic, there were only 14 ICU beds in the hospital but now the hospital is equipped with 180 beds.
"Now the hospital is ready to face any kind of health challenges relating to the possible third wave," Sarma said.
At the same event, Dr Sarma inaugurated 80 ICU beds among which 40 were for the pediatric department and visited the construction site of the 50 bedded building at the hospital premises itself.Dr Sarma inaugurated 80 ICU beds out of which 40 were for the pediatric department and visited the construction site of the 50 bedded building at the hospital premises itself.
Coal India Limited promised the donation of few more ICU beds to this institution, he said.
Informing the people about the sufficient availability of oxygen and its generation facility, Sarma hailed Forest and Environment minister Parimal Suklabaidya and Silchar MLA Dr Rajdeep Roy for the progress in the SMCH in the last few years.