LAKHIMPUR: A hospital for the treatment of the COVID-19 patients will be established at Kadam Revenue Circle of Lakhimpur district by the side of NH-15. The construction of the same will be started soon. This was declared by State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Lakhimpur on Tuesday.
He declared it in front of the media persons after he had visited the North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital at 7.30 pm on Tuesday. “The hospital will be established for a period of five years with availability of Incentive Care Unit (ICU) and ventilation facilities. Later, another permanent hospital will be constructed near this hospital,” added the Health Minister.
Meanwhile, the Health Minister and the Chief Secretary of the State Government finalized the location for the establishment of the hospital visiting the proposed venue on the same day. The Health Minister arrived at Lilabari Airport of Lakhimpur district at 3.30pm and then went to Dhemaji by road in order take the stock of the preparedness taken to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Returning to Lakhimpur, he inspected the progress of the construction works of Lakhimpur Medical College and saw the arrangements conducted in North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
In front of media persons he elaborated about the necessary measures undertaken in order to combat against the pandemic in the State. He expressed his concern over the issue of concealing the fact of visiting other States or going for overseas trips by a certain section of people of the State. “Because of such activities and lies, the State will face serious problems in the upcoming days. So, I have urged them to come forward willingly to screen their health for the greater interest of humanity,” he said. He laid emphasis on maintaining social distance and strict adherence to the lockdown advisories in order to prevent COVID-19 infection.
On the other hand, Sarma also inspected Dhemaji Civil Hospital in the presence of State P&RD Minister Naba Kumar Doley, Dhemaji MLA Dr. Ranoj Kumar Pegu and Jonai MLA Bhuban Pegu. The hospital has 100 beds along with 10 ICUs for COVID-19 patients. Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police sketched the COVID-19 scenario in front of him during his visit.