In context with the health scenario in Assam, the health care facilities have witnessed an exceptional upliftment within a remarkably brief period of time since its attack by Covid -19 in the last year.
Significant improvements have been a part of the health infrastructure of the state.
As senior officials at the health department said that the ICU beds are an integral part of every hospital, are not only used for Covid patients but used in treatment for severe patients having other ailments alike.
Earlier the Medical College and Hospital in Guwahati had only 35 ICU beds. But in contrast, there are around 500 ICU beds available now. This change has been possible by the dedicated efforts of the committed ministers.
A while ago, when the positivity rate was 10 per cent, nearly 1600 patients were bought to the hospital every day. That created some a problem at that time due to the lack of beds.
Earlier the Medical College and Hospital in Guwahati had only 35 ICU beds. But in contrast, there are around 500 ICU beds available now.
As counted till yesterday noon, more than 1700 Covid beds and 300 ICU beds were left empty due to the less availability of patients. There is sufficient availability of oxygen in Guwahati Medical College and Hospital.
The officials said that the hospital would soon get 200 more beds in the ICU within the next few days. Along with that, 100 ICU beds are to be added at the Covid hospital set up at Sarusajai Covid hospital, Kalapahar Covid Hospital and Mahendra Mohan Choudhury hospital.
The Covid ICU beds added in the GMCH will be used for all kind of pandemic even after the end of Covid.
The health department added that the children ICU is also fully equipped with beds and ventilator to fight with the third wave, which will be more prone to children.
Apart from equipment, beds and other facilities, GMCH also gave appointment to 300 nurses and another technical last year.