Doctors, health staff sing song to boost morale of COVID-19 warriors in Bongaigaon
GUWAHATI: Doctors, health staff sing song to boost morale of COVID-19 warriors in Bongaigaon.
Singers can be seen and heard singing songs to pay tribute to Bhupen Hazarika.
Meanwhile, Assam, on Sunday, discharged eight more COVID-19 patients from hospitals taking the tally of recovered persons from the deadly disease to 27. Of the eight, four each were from the Golaghat Civil Hospital and the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital at Pan Bazar. Seven more COVID patients currently undergoing treatment are expected to be discharged before April 30.
Altogether 35 persons tested COVID-19 positive in Assam; out of which, one died at Silchar Medical College & Hospital (SMCH). Six medical colleges in the State have so far tested 7,616 swab samples with the Gauhati Medical College & Hospital testing the highest number of samples (3,655) followed by 1,396 in Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh; and 1,047 in Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College & Hospital, Barpeta.
Addressing the media at the NHM office here on Sunday afternoon, Health & Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said with the Sunday’s discharge of patients, the State has registered 77 per cent recovery rate in COVID cases. But the first person who tested COVID-19 positive in the State is yet to recover and undergoing treatment at SMCH.
Sarma added it is a matter of satisfaction and relief that Assam has not yet recorded any COVID positive case spreading from the community level or society. He, however, said with an aim to ascertain the possibility of existence of coronavirus at the community level, the Health department is conducting rapid test in certain vulnerable areas including Dhubri district.
On other hand, Sarma who is also the State’s Finance Minister, said that the government has so extended financial assistance of Rs 25,000 to each of the 49 persons currently stranded in different foreign countries due to the ongoing lockdown. He said that similar amount of financial assistance has also been provided to 829 persons stranded in different States. The State Government has also deposited Rs 2,000 in the bank accounts of 2 lakh financially underprivileged persons as lockdown relief. The number of such beneficiaries is expected to reach 3 lakh.