Tripura minister Ratan Lal Nath on Sunday said that the state government has prepared 70 beds for COVID-19 patients in two hospitals in the state.
Although Tripura had reported only two COVID-19 cases so far, the minister said that the state government doesn’t want to take any risk and has made good preparations to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have made accommodation arrangements for 70 patients in Agartala,” Nath said.
Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) has been equipped with 40 beds and Indira Gandhi Medical (IGM) Hospital has been equipped with 30 beds, he said.
The 30-bedded COVID-19 health centre has been set up at the Nursing Training Institute (NTI) of the IGM hospital.
Tripura’s first COVID-19 positive patient was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday afternoon after her recovery.
The second patient, who tested positive for COVID-19 on April 10, is a 32-year-old man from Madhya Pradesh.
The infected man, who is a is a Tripura State Rifles (TSF) jawan, travelled along with Tripura’s first COVID19 positive case in train.