DIBRUGARH: Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma reviewed the COVID situation in Dibrugarh district. After getting an elaborate report of COVID situation of the district from DC Pallav Gopal Jha and officials of the Health Department , Dr Sarma instructed the District Administration to take adequate initiatives for setting up a 100-bed COVID Care center in Dibrugarh, keeping in view the possibility of surging corona positive cases in the district. Asking the District Administration to set up at least 11 screening centers in the Municipality areas of Dibrugarh Town, Dr Sarma suggested enhancing COVID screening by Rapid Antigen Test and T.P.C.R.
The Health Minister while emphasizing more COVID tests in places like Nursing homes, jail and police barracks where large numbers of people either stay or work together directed the administration to provide training to Health workers if necessity demands. During discussion, the Health Minister also suggested the district administration to build up an active Telemedicine service in the district to help all those asymptomatic COVID patients who prefer to home quarantine. The meeting was attended by Union Food processing and Industry Minister of state, Rameswar Teli, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister of State, Jogen Mohan, MP Pradan Baruah, MLAs, Prasanta Phukan, Chakradhar Gogoi,, Ronoj Pegu, Bimal Bora, Teros Gowala, Ronoj Pegu , Principal AMC&H, Dr. Hiranya Kumar Goswami, Joint Director Dr. Nabajyoti Gogoi, DC, Pallav Gopal Jha, Superintendent of Police, Sreejit T and ADC, Dipu Kumar Deka.
Dr Sarma also visited the Assam Medical College and Hospital and interacted with the Principal and other doctors. He instructed them to identify a building for setting up a 150-bed separate unit having operation facility.