Seeing the second wave of Corona in India, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government is starting odd-hour management process in medical colleges and other hospitals. Let us tell you that Sarma was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Assam only last week. He visited the medical college at Guwahati at 2.30 pm tonight and took stock of Kovid’s condition. Giving this information through a tweet, he thanked the doctors and nursing staff. He wrote that it is very challenging to take care of serious patients under adverse conditions. At 2.30 pm I reached to visit GMCH to see how the patients are being taken care of in the emergency ward. Sarma, I was satisfied with the arrangement of the hospital, as well as thanking the doctors and nursing staff.
Managing critical patients at odd hours is always a challenge. At 2.30 am, I visited GMCH to see how #Covid patients are being given treatment in Emergency Ward at night. I was satisfied with the arrangements.
I reiterate my gratitude to doctors & nursing staff for their help. pic.twitter.com/vPZC3Ac2IO
– Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 16, 2021
Talking to reporters, the Chief Minister of Assam said that we have already discussed the hospital management late at night. He told that the senior doctors here are on duty from 11 am to 7 am, because we have seen that most of the patients die at night. Some patients come for admission only at night and they also die in no time.
He told that most of the senior doctors used to do duty in the day shift, so now they are being engaged in night duty as well. According to CM Sarma, CCTV cameras have been installed in every ward, we are keeping an eye on everything. He also said that we have enough oxygen available. Also, the number of beds in hospitals is also sufficient but we are working on the process of increasing their number. Meanwhile, the Assam government has extended curfew time in the state from 2 pm to 12 pm from Sunday.
Speaking to reporters, the Chief Minister said that we have seen that after increasing the curfew time the positive of Kovid has come down from 1000 in 1600 to Guwahati, so we decided to extend the time of curfew from 2 pm to 12 pm. is. He said that we will take a further decision after seeing the positivity rate this week.