Guwahati: Amid the rise in mortality in COVID 19 patients at the odd hours (night), Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has directed all the senior doctors at the medical colleges both in Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) and Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) to ensure odd hour management especially from 11 pm to 7 am from now onwards.
In a sudden visit at the GMCH on Sunday at around 3 am, CM Sarma said, “As per our study, we came to know that the mortality in COVID 19 patients at the odd hours is higher if compared to the morning hours, therefore, the government has directed the senior doctors in the medical colleges to stay on duty at the odd hours in order to combat the mortality rate.”
“To monitor all the arrangements for COVID-19 are in order at the medical colleges, we will install CCTV cameras inside the wards soon,” added CM Sarma.
CM Sarma also mentioned that the COVID-19 cases have seen a decreasing trend in the last few days after advancing the curfew hours in the state, hence, the government has decided to advanced it from 12 noon instead of 2 pm from Saturday for a better result.
No shortages of oxygen supply in Assam as of now, CM Sarma claimed.
However, there is a shortage of vaccines in the state, so far, Assam has 1.5 lakh vaccines each of Covidshield and Covaxin.
“Assam will receive another 50, 000 doses of COVID 19 vaccines by Sunday,” CM Sarma added further.
Following his visit at the GMCH, CM Sarma took to his official Twitter handle saying, “Managing critical patients at odd hours is always a challenge. At 2.30 am, I visited GMCH to see how #Covid patients are being given treatment in Emergency Ward at night. I was satisfied with the arrangements. I reiterate my gratitude to doctors & nursing staff for their help.”