Guwahati: State Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the new “super specialty” wing of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) today.
The new super specialty hospital is centrally air-conditioned and was built at an estimated cost of Rs 150 crore. Inaugurating this new special addition to the GMCH, Biswa Sarma announced that it has 186 beds with oxygen facility, Six high-tech modular operation theatres, 171 ICU beds, 14 hemodialysis beds, x-ray, ultrasound.
Earlier due to the lack of hospital beds during the Covid-19 pandemic, this hospital was used as a dedicated Covid hospital and was known as GMCH covid care. Now, however due to a dip in the number of active Covid-19 cases, the hospital has been officially inaugurated with the aim of decreasing the rush in the Government-run GMCH. Sarma also inaugurated an eye bank at the GMCH on Friday.