The Assam government on Thursday opened a 300-bed Covid-19 hospital at a stadium complex in Guwahati to combat the ongoing pandemic. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday announced that COVID-19 relaxations will be given from June 15 in the state district-wise.
Constructed in 20 days at a cost of Rs 21.46cr, the hospital was built with help from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and handed over to the state government, which completed its first month in office on Thursday.
It also has an X-ray room, pharmacy, ultrasound and ECG room, and laboratory.
Speaking to the media Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Since assuming office, we have been able to set up 390 ICU beds and 2,684 oxygen beds all over the state to cater to Covid-19 patients,” “Due to our advanced planning, we have been able to cater to oxygen needs of our patients as well as supply it to neighboring states in the northeast to help them tackle the situation.