Assam Chief Minister’s Late-Night Hospital Visit Linked To New Covid Plan

Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the Guwahati Medical School Hospital at round 2:30 AM on Sunday.


Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has stated that the state will begin an ‘odd-hour administration’ course of in authorities medical schools and different hospitals as India fights a lethal second wave of Covid.

Mr Sarma, who earlier this week took oath as Assam’s Chief Minister, visited the Guwahati Medical School Hospital at round 2:30 AM on Sunday and took inventory of the Covid state of affairs.

In a tweet, he wrote: “Managing vital sufferers at odd hours is all the time a problem. At 2.30 am, I visited GMCH to see how #Covid sufferers are being given remedy in Emergency Ward at night time. I used to be glad with the preparations. I reiterate my gratitude to medical doctors & nursing employees for his or her assist.”

Speaking to reporters, Mr Sarma stated, “We have now already mentioned odd-hour administration the place senior medical doctors must do responsibility from 11 pm to 7 am. We have now seen that most sufferers died through the night time. A few of them got here at night time time in hospital and after two to 3 hours the affected person died.”

“A lot of the seniors medical doctors do responsibility through the day shift. Now they must do responsibility through the night time additionally. CCTV cameras have been fastened in each ward and we are going to monitor every thing,” Mr Sarma stated.

“We have now an enough quantity of oxygen cylinders until now. No mattress shortage at Authorities Medical School and Hospital (GMCH) however we are going to enhance mattress capability and the method has been began at Sarusajai,” Mr Sarma stated.

In the meantime, the federal government has prolonged curfew timings within the state from 2 pm to 12 pm from Sunday.

“We have now seen that Covid optimistic instances decreased from 1600 to 1000 in Guwahati after extending curfew timings. So, now we have determined to increase curfew timings from 2 pm to 12 pm. We are going to monitor the positivity fee throughout one week,” stated Chief Minister Sarma.

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