The first super-specialty COVID-19 hospital of the Northeast was formally inaugurated in Guwahati on May 29, 2020 by the State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma and his deputy Pijush Hazarika. This COVID-19 hospital has come up alongside the GMCH and has been constructed at a cost of Rs 150 crore. The UV radiation equipment installed in the hospital has been imported from Canada and it is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology. The hospital has 200 beds and 60 ICUs.
The hospital has 200 beds and 60 ICUsThe State Health Department also stated that the hospital is prepared to treat 5,000 COVID-19 patients at one time and after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the hospital will function as a general super-specialty hospital. "This is a fully equipped hospital. This is a super-specialty COVID hospital with an operation theatre and microbiology lab. It can treat any complication associated with COVID apart from dedicated COVID treatment," Himanta Biswa Sarma had informed in a press conference that took place on the sidelines of the inaugural event of the hospital. Doctors, nurses and paramedics for the new hospital have already been deployed and have undergone COVID-19 training.
Incidentally, the State Health Minister had also inaugurated a 900-bed COVID19 care hospital at the College of Veterinary Science playground, Khanapara in Guwahati on July 1st. The hospital has individual rooms with attached bathrooms. Earlier that very day, the health minister had inaugurated a new testing lab at the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH), Panbazar in Guwahati.