Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal visits oxygen plant at AMCH, Dibrugarh | Image Courtesy: CMO

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on May 1 said that the state government has been working to ensure adequate numbers of oxygen concentrators and supply of oxygen.

The CM visited Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) at Dibrugarh and inspected the newly installed oxygen plant. He also took stock of the health infrastructure available in the medical college for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The state government has been planning to increase the oxygen production capacity of the plant at AMCH, the CM said adding that Oil India Limited would extend support in this regard.

A press statement from the CM Office quoted Sonowal as saying that all requisite infrastructure has been developed so that there is no shortage of oxygen supply in the state for the next three months.

On May 1, Sonowal also visited the ICMR-RMRC in Dibrugarh and discussed with the senior doctors on COVID-19 preparedness apart from taking stock of its infrastructure.

The ICMR-RMRC has been playing a very significant role in the fight against the pandemic.

He further said that steps have been taken to add another 25 ICU bed at AMCH. The CM exuded confidence that the state would successfully overcome the challenge posed by the second wave of COVID-19 and said that all health functionaries including doctors, nurses, laboratory technician, ASHA worker and frontline workers have been working unrelentingly in this fight.

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