All final year MBBS and nursing students as well as PG students in Medical Colleges in Assam will be trained on treating Corona virus affected patients. The process of training will start on Saturday, according to the state’s Health Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The minister, however, ruled out engaging retired doctors in treating COVID-19 patients as they fall in vulnerable category of populace under attack of the virus. The retired doctors’ service will be utilised as advisers and trainers.
Meanwhile, the state government has chalked out plan to set up five hospitals with 300 beds each with fabricated structures soon in view of COVID-19 pandemic. The expression of Interest (EoI) for the purpose will be released on Saturday.
These hospitals will have facilities for ICUs and ventilators. State government employees will donate their one-day salary for the purpose besides MPLAD funds provided by several MPs.