Assam CM visits AMCH, takes stock of current situation
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, on Saturday, visited the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) to take stock of the current situation, given the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
“We have discussed with the authority of AMCH about the present ICU facilities. The AMCH has 80 ICU facilities, and 25 more will open soon because of the COVID-19 situation. We will unitedly fight against COVID-19 and defeat the deadly virus. I thanked every doctor, nurse and laboratory technician at AMCH who are working hard in this hour of crisis,” Sonowal told reporters.
Sonowal also inspected the two newly commissioned oxygen plants at AMCH, with each plant producing oxygen equivalent to 100 jumbo cylinders.
The daily consumption of AMCH, which is roughly 120 to 140 jumbo cylinders, will be directly supplied to patients through the pipeline.
The rest of the oxygen, equivalent to 60 -70 jumbo cylinders, will be kept as backup in case of any emergency.
According to the AMCH, construction of the oxygen plants began in October 2020 under the aegis of the Union Government and became operational on January 1 this year.
Others present during the chief minister’s visit included Dibrugarh MLA Prashanta Phukan, AMCH principal Dr Sanjib Kakoti and senior doctors.
(Edited by Andre Kongri)
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