Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Sarusajai Sports Complex in the city and took stock of ongoing construction of the 300 bedded COVID hospital being set up by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) there for COVID patients.
The Chief Minister informed that Assam Government had signed an MoU with DRDO to set up a 300 bed COVID hospital with 100 ICU beds and 200 beds with oxygen facility. DRDO is expected to hand over the facility to the state Government in the first week of June, he said. The Chief Minister thanked DRDO for completing the project in short time and said this facility would greatly augment the COVID treatment infrastructure.
Exuding confidence that COVID positivity rate and death rate would soon come down in the state, Sarma said that 5 lakh people in Kamrup Metro have been vaccinated so far out of the target of 12 lakh. Likewise, direction is given to conduct COVID inoculation at a fast pace in cities like Dibrugarh, Tinsukia etc where positivity rate is high, he added.