Guwahati: A four-storey fully functional COVID-19 block at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) was inaugurated by Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and minister of state (independent) health & family welfare Pijush Hazarika on Friday morning.
The 236-bedded facility (186 wards and 50 ICU) is a Centrally-funded Rs 150-crore project. It has been fully converted as a COVID-19 treatment unit as of now.
Taking to Twitter, Sarma wrote, “Glad that the ₹150 crore Centrally funded, 4-floor-236-bed (186 ward, 50 ICU) superspeciality block at GMCH is functional and fully converted as a #Covid19 treatment unit for now.
I & @Pijush_hazarika inaugurated it today.”
The new unit is centrally air conditioned and equipped with 14 Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UGVI) system, which helps in improving indoor air quality and bacteria management.
Also, each bed has a dedicated supply of medical gas.