Assam Medical College well equipped to handle covid patients, says AMCH principal
The Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), Dibrugarh commented it is fully equipped to handle the surge of Covid patients.
Addressing a press conference at AMCH conference Hall, Principal Dr Sanjeeb Kakati said AMCH is prepared to control the surge of Covid-19.
“Last year we have witnessed the ugly side of Covid-19. This time we are preparing to control the burden of patients at AMCH,” the principal said.
Dr Sanjeeb Kakati also said that till date 4,224 covid patients have been treated at the Assam Medical College and Hospital while the current number of active cases stands at 19 with nine mild cases and another 10 patients being kept under observation.
He also said that two liquid oxygen system has been connected to the dedicated Covid ICU at the medical college to meet the demand of oxygen of covid patients through pipe oxygen system and further informed that work on an oxygen generation plant is on going in the medical college campus with a capacity to fill 50 oxygen cylinders per day.
Kakati further added that efforts were on to increase the intake capacity of the casualty department by adding 80 more beds to the present capacity of 10-12 beds.
The Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) has committed an amount of Rs 1.5 crore for the ambitious project.
Similarly, Oil India Limited (OIL) has pledged an amount of Rs 10 crore for construction of 60 paying cabins in the medical college which will gradually be increased to 100 paying cabins.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)