Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday instructed the State Health Department to stop allowing home quarantine facility to COVID-19 patients with co-morbidity. 

He asked the Health Department officials to instead refer the patients with co-morbidity, of any age, to institutional quarantine facilities. 

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma gave this instruction to the Health Department during a meeting with its officials at Secretariat Building (Janata Bhawan) in Guwahati on Friday. 

Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta was also present in this COVID-19 review meeting.

“To bring positivity and mortality rates further down, Covid patients of any age group with any comorbidity will be kept in institutional quarantine,” said CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. 

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He further instructed the health department officials to fix rates of COVID-19 treatment at private hospitals in the State. 

CM Sarma said: “Issued instructions to fix the rates for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals. Affordable rates have been fixed for both general & super-speciality wards.” 

Speaking about the vaccination process in the State, the Assam Chief Minister informed that the health department officials have been directed to accelerate the process so as maximum number of people get vaccinated at the earliest. 

“Also directed officials to ramp up the vaccination process to inoculate maximum people at the earliest,” added CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.  

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