NAGAON, May 22 - State Health and Finance Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma today inaugurated the old maternity unit building of Nagaon Swahid Bhugeswari Phookonani Civil Hospital as a COVID-19 hospital to treat patients in the district.
Dr Sarma inaugurated the hospital and opened the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with almost 20 beds with 10 ventilation facilities for COVID-19 patients in the presence of Nagaon district in-charge minister Keshab Mahanta and Health Minister for State Pijush Hazarika and BJP MLAs of the district – Rupak Sarma, Dimbeswar Das and Angoorlata Deka.
Dr Sarma assured that another 10 ventilation facilities would be provided soon in the hospital and it would be kept open for all patients in the district after combating the COVID-19 pandemic situation across the State.
Following the inaugural function, Dr Sarma held a meeting with officials of the district health services, district administration and district police administration as well as BJP senior leaders at the Nagaon Circuit House.
During the meeting, he reviewed the preparedness to fight COVID-19 pandemic in the district. He took stock of the overall situation in the district and, thereafter, addressed a press conference at the Nagaon Circuit House premises.
Addressing the conference, Sarma said that around 150 COVID-19 positive patients of the district would be able to get treatment at the Nagaon BP Civil Hospital from today onwards and simultaneously 10 patients would get benefits of ventilation facilities in the newly set-up Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Nagaon Swahid Bhugeswari Phookonani Civil Hospital.
He also assured that another 10 ventilation facilities in the same ICU would be available soon and the benefits of the newly set-up ICU would be opened for almost all patients in the district after the end of the war against COVID-19.