Guwahati: Prepared To Tackle Next Covid-19 Wave, Says GMCH Superintendent
"We are completely prepared to deal with the situation. A total of 589 beds are ready and available here at GMCH,” the superintendent of GMCH Dr. Abhijit Sarma said.
Guwahati: The superintendent of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Dr Abhijit Sarma, on July 5, urged the people to follow all the Covid-19 protocols and refrain from violating it and this comes amid a surge in Covid cases in Assam.
This comes in the wake of Assam registering a total of 161 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours on July 4. The GMCH superintendent said that there is a sudden rise in daily cases in the state.
It is to be noted that 90 of the total 161 cases were reported from the Kamrup metropolitan district.
"I urge the people to follow all Covid-19 protocols and maintain Covid appropriate behaviour," the GMCH superintendent told the media on July 5.
"It has again become very necessary to wear masks not only in public spaces but at all times if possible," Abhijit Sarma said.
He also requested the people to take the third dose or the booster dose of the vaccine as soon as possible.
Dr Sarma said, "A large chunk of the population is yet to take the third dose of Covid-19 vaccine. I urge them to take the booster dose at the earliest."
The GMCH superintendent also mentioned that fever was found to be one of the most common symptoms among maximum patients who tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, Dr Sarma also appraised GMCH's preparedness to deal should another wave of the Covid-19 virus strike.
"We are completely prepared to deal with the situation. A total of 589 beds are ready and available here at GMCH," he said.
"38 ICU beds are available at the Kalapahar hospital, 100 in the GMCH parking and 300 at Sarusajai," he added.
He went on to inform that there are currently five patients recovering from the virus at GMCH.