by NEWSNER , 2021-04-29 07:17:34
Assam has thus far been ready to effectively tackle the surge in COVID-19 cases within the second wave of the pandemic thanks to the augmented health infrastructure created during the primary wave, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday.
While holding a review meeting with representatives of varied central government organizations, the Army, and paramilitary forces, the chief minister said that COVID-19 infected people haven't faced any difficulty in receiving medical aid till now.
However, there's a requirement to be prepared for any eventuality due to the surging number of COVID-19 cases, he said.
It is also necessary to build up public health infrastructure within the state, just in case things deteriorate, Sonowal said.
The chief minister urged all stakeholders to support and strengthen the government’s efforts to contain the pandemic and to order 50 percent of the available beds in their hospitals for general COVID-19 patients.
He also asked them to extend ICU beds in those hospitals and said, the government would offer necessary facilities just like the supply of oxygen for patients within the hospitals.
“Assam performed in an exemplary manner within the fight against the primary wave of the pandemic thanks to the united efforts of all stakeholders and that we are optimistic that the state would succeed again in its efforts to curb the newest wave of COVID-19,” he said.
Participants at the meeting assured all possible cooperation to the government in handling things.
The meeting was attended by the GOC of the Army’s 4 Corps, senior officials of the government, officials of the Indian Air Force, BSF, CRPF, CISF, SSB, NDRF, NF Railway, Airports Authority of India, ONGC, OIL, and IOCL among others.