COVID19 Hospital
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visiting COVID19 Hospital at Patanjali Yogpeeth Mirza on Tuesday. Image credit - Twitter

The COVID19 Hospital set up at Patanjali Yogpeeth Mirza, 27.7 km away from Guwahati, began operations from Tuesday.

This was announced by Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday after visiting the hospital.

In order to increase beds for COVID19 infected patients, the Patanjali Yogpeeth, located at Mirza in Kamrup district, has been turned into a COVID19 hospital.

Assam has so far registered 7,835 COVID19 positive cases including 2,488 active cases.

The deadly disease has so far claimed the lives of 12 persons in Assam.

The COVID19 hospital has 250 beds.

The health minister, during his visit to the hospital along with senior health officials on Tuesday, met the doctors and other health staff engaged by the government.

“Glad that the 250-bed #COVID19 Hospital at Patanjali Yogpeeth, Mirza, Palashabri has begun operations from today,” health minister Sarma tweeted on Tuesday.

He promised the doctors and staff of the hospital to extend all kind of help from the state government.

“Visited the Hospital again and promised all help to doctors and staff by Government. This facility boosts our pandemic management infrastructure,” he added.

Earlier, health minister Sarma, accompanied by his deputy Pijush Hazarika, visited Patanjali Yogpeeth, Mirza on June 27.

After visiting the facility, Sarma had announced that the Patanjali Yogpeeth, Mirza, which was earlier used as a quarantine facility, was converted into a COVID19 hospital.

On June 27, Sarma tweeted:  Our efforts to step up infrastructure for #COVID19 management continues. A quarantine centre is being converted into a 250-bed Covid Hospital at Patanjali Yogpeeth, Mirza, Palashbari. I visited it along with senior health officials today and reviewed all arrangements.”

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