Assam Turns Football Stadium Into 300-Bed Covid Hospital In 20 Days
A soccer stadium-turned 300-bed COVID-19 hospital was inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday at Sarusajai Stadium advanced in Guwahati in preparation for a possible third wave.
A devastating second wave of infections, which surged in April-May, seems to be on the decline after states imposed lockdowns, curfews to interrupt the cycle of transmission.
“We have been able to set up 309 ICU beds and 2,684 oxygen beds all over the state to cater to COVID-19 patients,” stated the Chief Minister.
“Due to our advanced planning, we have been able to cater to the oxygen needs of our patients as well as supply it to neighbouring states in the northeast to help them tackle the situation,” he added.
Our combat in opposition to #Covid simply grew stronger. Very comfortable to inaugurate the 300-bed COVID Care Hospital at Sarusajai, to behave as an annex to Guwahati Medical College & Hospital.
Congratulations to group for pulling this off in a report time. @keshab_mahanta 1/5 pic.twitter.com/NYFZ9PuRaw
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 10, 2021
The hospital, constructed at a value of Rs 21.46 crore, was accomplished in 20 days with assist from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Sarusajai Stadium Complex, in-built 2007 forward of the National Games, was transformed right into a soccer stadium, part of which has been transformed right into a hospital.
It was was a Covid Care and quarantine centre in June final 12 months for screening and isolating folks coming into the state from different components of the nation.
Set up in an space of three,200 sq. meters, it has 200 oxygen beds within the normal ward and 100 intensive care unit (ICU) beds. It can also be outfitted with an X-ray room, pharmacy, ultrasound, ECG room and laboratory.
The second wave of Covid-19 has affected over 4 lakh folks in Assam. Till Thursday, the state has reported 3,793 Covid deaths.