Amid a skyrocketing number of cases in the stae, the Kalapahar Hospital in Guwahati, Assam, beginning Saturday onwards, has become a fully-operational Covid-19 facility.
Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who reached the facility earlier today to take stock of the preparedness along with Minister of State Pijush Hazarika, said that the Hospital will work under the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and will be available from 6 pm in the evening on Saturday, May 23. Sarma also informed that 30 nurses, 25 grade-4 staffs and 9 cleaners have already joined duties.'
Visited Kalapahar Hospital along with MoS @Pijush_hazarika. It is being converted into fully functional #COVID19 facility, to work under GMCH from today. 20 doctors, 30 nurses, 25 grade-4 staff & 9 cleaners have joined duties. The Hospital will be available from 6 pm today. pic.twitter.com/gujvHc1TUU— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 23, 2020
It is pertinent to mention here that the number of Covid-19 cases in Assam has now surged to 329 with the detection of ten additional cases: 4 from Morigaon, 2 from Nalbari, and 1 each from Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat and Jorhat, as informed Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.