Himanta Biswa Sarma, inaugurated Northeast’s first eye bank and super-specialty hospital at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).
It has 186 oxygen facilitated beds, 14 hemodialysis beds, 171 ICU beds, 6 high tech modular operation theatres and other necessary facilities. On February, the second wing of this hospital will be inaugurated, “the super specialty hospital will have one Director, 6-8 Neuro-surgeons”, said Sarma. To control air quality and bacteria, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is installed which imported from Canada.
“We will soon launch a super-specialty hospital in Dibrugarh. The hospital has been set up with the much advanced equipment. No hospital in the state have such advanced equipments for treatment,” said Sarma.
He also informed that, GMCH will soon convert into 3000 bedded hospital including the PET MRI, which will be launched in February for patients suffering from cancer.
Sarma also tweeted, “the newly opened state-of- art 257 Super Specialty Hospital at GMCH, worth Rs. 150 cr adds one more feather by substantially facilities in Assam, pursuing vision of Hon PM Sri@narendramodi.”
The minister himself along with a team of doctors and employees checked the whole hospital, including almost all the rooms before its inauguration at GMCH to ensure everything. Sarma said, in collaboration with the state and central government, this hospital which was previously used as a COVID hospital is specially dedicated to the people in need.
The Health Minister also stressed, “People should not stop wearing masks and maintain social distancing in order to prevent from the disease,” as the virus will stay. A rush is expected to decrease at GMCH, after its opening.