Jorhat: Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday inaugurated the 50-bedded ICU at Jorhat Medical College & Hospital (JMCH) in Jorhat district. He also took stock of preparedness of the medical teams and infrastructure to deal with COVID-19 while interacting with the doctors at JMCH.

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The health minister took to Twitter to mention, “Pleased to inaugurate 50-bed state-of-art, fully functional ICU at Jorhat Medical College & Hospital today.”

The health minister also interacted with medical teams at the hospital to take stock of the preparedness of the hospital to fight COVID-19

He also mentioned that the facility is fitted with ventilators and oxygen equipment and shall bolster the preparedness to fight COVID-19. Sarma was accompanied by minister of health & family welfare Pijush Hazarika, MP from Jorhat Topon Kumar Gogoi and MLA Kamakhya Prasad Tasa.

Earlier in the morning, the health minister also visited Kaziranga University in Jorhat where a screening and quarantine facility has been set up. The facility at the university will be used to screen and quarantine stranded people coming from other states.

The Kaziranga University in Jorhat is being set up on lines of Sarusajai Stadium, said Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (left)

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