Gana Adhikar News, Guwahati, May 30 : Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said today that there was a strong possibility of Covid positivity and mortality rates declining rapidly in the state by June 7. During a media interaction at GMCH this morning, he also stated that his government was leaving no stone unturned to control the virus pandemic.
Earlier this morning, the Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) again to personally take Covid management related updates from and hold discussions with hospital authorities and doctors in order to further boost the state government’s ongoing efforts to curb the second wave of Covid pandemic.
Following this morning’s meeting with GMCH authorities and medics, the Chief Minister informed mediapersons that he had ‘discussed the matter of deputing doctors in the 300 bed Covid hospital being set up by DRDO at Sarusajai Sports Complex and the additional 200 ICU beds unit coming up at GMCH with the hospital authorities and senior doctors’.
“ Coming up of additional 500 ICU beds in Guwahati would greatly strengthen the Covid treatment system and posting doctors at the facilities remain a top priority for ensuring quality treatment,” the Chief Minister Dr Himanta said.
Informing that Assam would receive 7 lakh doses of Covid vaccine in June, the Chief Minister said that inoculation drive of 18-44 age group people would speed up in the state after receiving the doses and exuded confidence that a sizeable portion of state’s population would be provided jabs by August 15.
It was during this media meet today that the new Chief Minister expressed the hope of a strong possibility of Covid positivity and mortality rates coming down rapidly in the state by June 7 and added that his government was leaving no stone unturned to control the pandemic.
The Chief Minister said that GMCH has started administering DRDO’s 2-DG anti-Covid drug on 13 patients at the hospital while options are also being explored to use other such breakthrough drugs to reduce the hospital stay period of Covid patients.
He also thanked the people and organisations for contributing wholeheartedly to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to make the vaccination drive truly a JanaAandolan (mass movement).
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Chief Minister Dr Himanta also enquired with the doctors about the health condition of Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora and MLA Pradip Hazarika, who are undergoing treatment for Covid at GMCH.
Principal and Chief Superintendent of GMCH Dr. Achyut Baishya, Superintendent GMCH Dr. Abhijit Sarma and other senior doctors were present on the occasion, an official spokesman from the Chief Minister’s office added.