Assam CM dedicates 80 intensive care beds to Silchar Medical College and Hospital in Cachar district


Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday dedicated 80 intensive care beds to SMCH, saying the state government had led to “massive infrastructure development for health facilities.”

The Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma. (Photo: India Today / Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday dedicated 80 intensive care beds, including 40 pediatric beds, at Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) in Cachar district.

During his two-day visit to the Barak Valley, the Prime Minister of Assam also provided an update on the progress of the construction of the 500-bed hospital on the premises of the SMCH.

Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government, in line with its commitment to make health care services more advanced, accessible and accountable, has resulted in “massive infrastructure development of health facilities”.

CM Assam has dedicated 80 intensive care beds, including 40 SMCH pediatric beds in the district of Cachar. (Photo: India Today / Hemanta Kumar Nath)

CM Assam provided an update on the progress of the construction of the 500-bed hospital in the premises of the SMCH. (Photo: India Today / Hemanta Kumar Nath)

“The government has taken several steps to create infrastructure at SMCH as well as other medical schools and hospitals. Before the COVID pandemic, SMCH only had 14 intensive care beds. Today, the number has increased to 180 beds, including 80 intensive care beds inaugurated today. Under an agreement with Coal India Limited, another 40 intensive care beds will be added to SMCH. With the 500-bed hospital, Silchar Cancer Hospital will soon start to operate, ”said CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

He further said, “With the rationalization of drug supply and the induction of new and additional manpower with the development of infrastructure, the health sector has made phenomenal progress in the state. In all parts of the state, it has been proven more than ever that people receive advanced treatment at all medical colleges and public hospitals. “

The chief minister of Assam also said that approval had already been granted for the establishment of a regional forensic laboratory in Silchar.

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