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    Timely Action On COVID-19 Instilled Confidence In People: Assam CM

    State Govt is working towards alleviating the distress of state's people stuck outside: Assam CM

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that timely and the swift action taken by the health department have instilled a sense of confidence among the people of the state to fight against novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Sonowal held a review meeting at the National Health Mission, Assam Head Office in Guwahati on April 19th, 2020 which has been made the control room for fighting coronavirus.

    “The timely and the swift action was taken by the health department has instilled a sense of belief and confidence among the people of the state to succeed against coronavirus,” the Chief Minister said.

    Sonowal also applauded the health department for showing an exemplary performance by setting up infrastructure, arranging logistics etc in record time.

    Appreciating the roles played by Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Minister of State for Health Pijush Hazarika, the Chief Minister said that that he himself has witnessed the upbeat mood among the health workers because of these decisive and timely steps taken by the health department.

    He urged the health department officials to carry on this momentum so that victory can be achieved over COVID-19.

    Sonowal said that state government was very much concerned about the people from Assam stuck in different states of the country and abroad and has taken several steps to alleviate their difficulties.

    The Chief Minister himself had talked to his counterparts in different states and requested them to provide food, medical facilities etc. to the people from Assam stranded in those states due to lockdown.

    “The state government has provided $1,000 each to 230 people from Assam stranded abroad and provided Rs. 25000 each to 610 people undergoing treatment in other states for cancer, kidney and heart ailments during the lockdown,” he said.

    Sarma said that Assam would face a critical phase in this fight when people would start coming back to State after lockdown.

    Informing about the formulation of Quarantine Release Policy and setting up of Quarantine Discharge Board in the state, Sarma said that the Health department has taken steps for providing medicine at the doorsteps of people in the coming days.

    A total of 4,742 people in the state have been tested for COVID-19 and out of that 34 have been identified as coronavirus infected while 4,408 people were detected as negative and results of 300 people were awaited.

    A total of 3,338 beds are being kept ready for coronavirus patients in the government and private hospitals in the state out of these 456 beds are in ICU while 303 are in ventilation facilities.

    Photo credit: @sarbanandsonwal

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