More hospital beds being readied as COVID-19 cases rise in Assam
Published on May 22, 2020 | News Source: Bijay Sankar Bora
Guwahati, 22 May: With a spike being witnessed in incidence of COVID-19 positive cases in the state during the week so far, Assam Health Department is trying to create more facilities for hospitalisation and intensive care units (ICUs) in the state to cater to the growing demand.
Out of the total 214 COVID positive cases detected in the state as of now, 153 are undergoing treatment in hospitals, even as the state health minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has warned that there was possibility of sharp increase in COVID positive cases as more and more stranded state residents are returning to the state from various red zones in rest of the country. Most of the COVID patients in the state have travel history traced to other parts of the country.
After deciding to use facilities in Sonapur Civil Hospital and Kahilipara government Hospital for treatment of COVID-19 patients, the state Health Department has set up a new ICU ward in Nagaon Civil Hospital which was inaugurated by the Health Minister today.