As many as 60 per cent of district hospitals in Assam should not have ICU beds, and the ability just isn’t out there in any of the sub-divisional civil hospitals (SDCHs) within the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister Keshab Mahanta knowledgeable the meeting on Friday.
In response to a query by Congress member Nurul Huda, the minister mentioned that out of 25 district hospitals within the state, solely 10 have ICU beds. The complete variety of ICU beds in hospitals district is 178.
ICU beds are being organized in seven such hospitals, he added.
There aren’t any ICU beds in any of the 15 SDCHs within the state, Mr Mahanta mentioned.
While 20 of the district hospitals have oxygen beds, eight SDCHs have that facility.
The variety of oxygen beds in district hospitals is 458 and it’s 63 in SDCHs, based on the minister.
Five district hospitals have neither ICU beds nor oxygen beds, whereas 11 have each amenities, which embody one district hospital with semi-ICU beds.
The state’s district hospitals and SDCHs have 4,839 and 994 beds respectively, the minister mentioned.
The minister additionally knowledgeable the House that 40 PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) Oxygen Generator Plants have been sanctioned by the Central authorities for the state, out of which 9 have been commissioned.
Ten extra PSA crops with overseas assist or underneath company social duty (CSR) of varied organizations have additionally been proposed, of which one has already been put in.
The state authorities has proposed the set up of 14 PSA Oxygen Generator Plants, with a complete output capability of 7000 liters per minute (LPM), Mr Mahanta added.
Meanwhile, the minister mentioned that Kamrup Metropolitan district which primarily includes town of Guwahati has recorded the best variety of Covid-19 circumstances and deaths within the second wave of the pandemic since April.
Kamrup Metro and West Karbi Anglong districts even have the best and lowest variety of vaccinated individuals respectively, Mr Mahanta mentioned whereas replying to a query by BJP legislator Terash Gowalla.
Altogether 79,24,641 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered within the state until July 11.
At the highest of the vaccination listing is Kamrup Metropolitan the place 9,64,953 vaccine doses have been administered thus far, adopted by Dibrugarh with 4,40,150 doses and Nagaon with 4,26,149 doses.
Altogether 54,104 vaccine doses have been administered in West Karbi Anglong district until July 11, inserting it on the backside of the vaccination listing. South Salmara Mankachar (56,053) and Dima Hasao (77,555) are the 2 districts above it.
As many as 3,13,672 new circumstances have been detected through the interval within the state, Mr Mahanta mentioned.
Kamrup Metropolitan has thus far reported the best variety of circumstances at 55,744 within the second wave from April 1 to July 10. It is adopted by Dibrugarh (21,616) and Kamrup Rural (18,486).
West Karbi Anglong district reported the least variety of new circumstances at 945 within the second wave, Mr Mahanta knowledgeable the House.
Majuli (1,133 circumstances) and South Salmara Mankachar (1,738 circumstances) are simply above West Karbi Anglong.
Altogether 4,812 Covid-19 deaths have been reported within the state between April 1 to July 10 this 12 months, the minister added.
The highest variety of deaths has been recorded in Kamrup Metropolitan with 940 fatalities, adopted by Dibrugarh (432) and Tinsukia (291).
With solely three fatalities between April 1 to July 10 this 12 months, West Karbi Anglong district has the bottom variety of deaths within the second wave within the state. Majuli and Dima Hasao are above it with 10 and 16 deaths respectively.
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