GUWAHATI, April 2 - The number of ICU beds with ventilation at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) has gone up to 162 as on date, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today.
Before COVID-19, GMCH had 60 ICU beds and 33 were added within a week�s time.
�At the new six-storey ICU complex built on warfooting by the PWD, the health department has set up 54 additional ICU beds, taking the total number of ICU beds as on date to 162,� Sarma said, adding that the State would reap long term gains from the infrastructure.
Addressing media at the upcoming GMCH superspecialty building, which is being built at a cost of Rs 276 crore, Sarma said another 50 ICU beds will be added to the complex by Bohag Bihu.
Today, the GMCH also got a 256-Slice CT scan machine procured at Rs 11 crore and a state-of-the-art cathlab machine worth Rs 5 crore.
The new superspecialty buildings of GMCH coming up on both sides of the Bhangagarh Road will be connected through underground tunnels and escalators, he said.
The minister also said the State government as on date has 11,000 PPE kits and over a lakh of N95 masks and the medical staff need not worry about any shortage of such items.