Agartala: The Tripura government has opened a 300-bed COVID-19 care centre (CCC) in Hapania under West Tripura district. Medical services have started in about 200 beds from Friday.
Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb visited the CCC, where he was accompanied by senior government officials.
Tripura has a total capacity of 2,400 beds including 1,395 oxygen beds across all eight districts for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
After inspecting the centre, the CM said, “We are moving in the right direction to tackle Covid through the coordination of the Tripura health department and the conscious people. A 300-bed Covid Care Center is being set up in Hapania. 200 beds have already been arranged here. There are oxygen support systems in more than a hundred beds. It will start functioning from today.”
He also said that necessary infrastructure has been set up in the districts for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
“The state government has planned to ensure that the COVID-19 victims are treated in the respective districts. COVID-19 treatment has been arranged for people in every district. The whole system has been decentralised,” Deb added.
He further said that the other treatments at Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital will not be affected.
“Last year, the OPD of GBP hospital had to be closed. But, at a time when the covid infection was stagnant, a separate covid treatment infrastructure has been set up in the Jayanti block of GBP hospital. Those who come to GBP hospital for treatment of other ailments need not panic. Because the block is in a completely different place,” Deb informed.
The chief minister has emphasised on vaccination and said the state government’s goal is to speed up vaccination against the COVID-19 infection.
“The Tripura government is working to get more vaccinations in less time. Tripura is one of the first two states in the country to have the highest vaccinated people. I would urge those over the age of 45 to get vaccinated immediately,” Deb said.
Speaking about those above the age of 18 years, Deb said, “Vaccines been ordered by the central government and through two vaccine manufacturers.”
“The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Cancer Hospital is also preparing as a 100-bed infrastructure for COVID-19 treatment. Those who come for cancer treatment have nothing to worry about,” the chief minister added.