Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma dedicated 80 ICU beds, including 40 paediatric beds, at Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) in Cachar district on Saturday.
During his two-day visit to the Barak valley, the Assam chief minister also took stock of the progress of the construction work of the 500-bedded hospital at the SMCH premises.
Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government, as per its commitment to make health care services more advanced, accessible and accountable, brought about “massive infrastructural development of the health facilities”.
“The government has taken several steps for creating infrastructure in SMCH along with other medical colleges and hospitals. Prior to the COVID pandemic, SMCH had only 14 ICU beds. Now the number has gone up to 180 beds including 80 ICU beds inaugurated today. As a part of understanding with the Coal India Limited, another 40 ICU beds will be added to SMCH. Along with the 500 bedded hospital, the Cancer Hospital of Silchar will start functioning soon,” CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
He further said: “With streamlining of medicine procurement and induction of new and additional manpower with infrastructural development, health sector has made phenomenal progress in the state. In every part of the state, it has been proven more than ever before that people are getting advanced treatment in all government medical college and hospitals.”
The Assam Chief Minister also said that approval has already been granted for setting up of a Regional Forensic Laboratory at Silchar. IndiaToday