GMCH main building

Assam government has installed 33 new ICU beds at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) to deal with Coronavarious  treatment.

The number of ICU beds with ventilation at GMCH has gone up to 162 as on date, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told reporters in Guwahati on Thursday.

Before COVID-19, GMCH had 60 ICU beds and 33 were added within a week’s time.

“At the new six-storey ICU complex built on warfooting by the PWD, the health department has set up 54 additional ICU beds, taking the total number of ICU beds as on date to 162,” Sarma said.

Sarma further said that another 50 ICU beds will be added to the complex by Bohag Bihu.

Today, the GMCH also got a 256-Slice CT scan machine procured at Rs 11 crore and a state-of-the-art cathlab machine worth Rs 5 crore.

The new superspecialty buildings of GMCH coming up on both sides of the Bhangagarh Road will be connected through underground tunnels and escalators, he said.

Sarma further said the State government as on date has 11,000 PPE kits and over a lakh of N95 masks and the medical staff need not worry about any shortage of such items.

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