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Assam to treat serious COVID patients of Arunachal: Health Minister Alo Libang

Assam to treat serious COVID patients of Arunachal: Health Minister Alo Libang

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2020 7:45 AM GMT

Our Correspondent

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Health Minister Alo Libang said that the Assam government has given its consent to treat critical patients from the eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh at Assam Medical College (AMC) at Dibrugarh in Assam.

“The matter of treating serious cases of COVID-19 from the State in Dibrugarh or Guwahati is something that was already discussed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu with his Assam counterpart. The hospital of our neighbouring state will however, only look after the serious cases, not the normal cases,” Libang said here on Friday.

The minister said this to allay fear expressed by many organisations in the state capital on probability to bring the COVID-19 positive patient from Lohit district to Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) at Naharlagun, near here, as the hospital has been designated for treating Coronavirus infected people by the state government.

Many organisations including All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) had requested the State government not to admit the patient at TRIHMS as it might spread infection to people and even the health workers working in the hospital.

The minister informed that essential medical equipment to fight the coronavirus pandemic like gloves, masks, ventilators, personal protection equipment have reached the state.

“The State’s Health department has ordered sufficient equipment from Gujarat and Maharashtra. Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured us all possible support from the central government’s end,” he said.

Speaking on essential commodities imported from Assam, Libang said the same would be sanitized before being delivered to the public.

“The only way to contain the coronavirus pandemic is to avoid social gathering and staying at home and by following the instructions issued by the government,” he added.

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