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COVID-19: No ICU Beds In 60 Per Cent Of District Hospitals In Assam

In response to a question by Congress member Nurul Huda, Health and Family Welfare Minister Keshab Mahanta said that out of 25 district hospitals in the state, only 10 have ICU beds

COVID-19: No ICU Beds In 60 Per Cent Of District Hospitals In Assam

Guwahati: As many as 60 per cent of district hospitals in Assam do not have ICU beds, and the facility is not available in any of the sub-divisional civil hospitals (SDCHs) in the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister Keshab Mahanta informed the assembly on Friday. In response to a question by Congress member Nurul Huda, the minister said that out of 25 district hospitals in the state, only 10 have ICU beds.

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The total number of ICU beds in district hospitals is 178. ICU beds are being arranged in seven such hospitals, he added. There are no ICU beds in any of the 15 SDCHs in the state, Mr. Mahanta said.

While 20 of the district hospitals have oxygen beds, eight SDCHs have that facility. The number of oxygen beds in district hospitals is 458and it is 63 in SDCHs, according to the minister. Five district hospitals have neither ICU beds nor oxygen beds, while 11 have both facilities, which include one district hospital with semi-ICU beds.

The state’s district hospitals and SDCHs have 4,839and 994 beds respectively, the minister said. The minister also informed the House that 40 PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) Oxygen Generator Plants have been sanctioned by the Central government for the state, out of which nine have been commissioned.

Ten more PSA plants with foreign aid or under corporate social responsibility (CSR) of various organisations have also been proposed, of which one has already been installed. The state government has proposed the installation of14 PSA Oxygen Generator Plants, with a total output capacity of 7000 litres per minute (LPM), Mr. Mahanta added. Meanwhile, the minister said that Kamrup Metropolitan district which primarily comprises the city of Guwahati has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the second wave of the pandemic since April.

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Kamrup Metro and West Karbi Anglong districts also have the highest and lowest number of vaccinated people respectively, Mr. Mahanta said while replying to a question by BJP legislator Terash Gowalla. Altogether 79,24,641 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the state till July 11. At the top of the vaccination list is Kamrup Metropolitan where 9,64,953 vaccine doses have been administered so far, followed by Dibrugarh with 4,40,150 doses and Nagaon with 4,26,149 doses.

Altogether 54,104 vaccine doses have been administered in West Karbi Anglong district till July 11, placing it at the bottom of the vaccination list. South Salmara Mankachar (56,053) and Dima Hasao (77,555) are the two districts above it.

As many as 3,13,672 new cases have been detected during the period in the state, Mr. Mahanta said. Kamrup Metropolitan has so far reported the highest number of cases at 55,744 in the second wave from April 1 to July 10. It is followed by Dibrugarh (21,616) and Kamrup Rural(18,486).

West Karbi Anglong district reported the least number of new cases at 945 in the second wave, Mr. Mahanta informed the House. Majuli (1,133 cases) and South Salmara Mankachar (1,738 cases) are just above West Karbi Anglong.

Altogether 4,812 Covid-19 deaths have been reported in the state between April 1 to July 10 this year, the minister added. The highest number of deaths has been recorded in Kamrup Metropolitan with 940 fatalities, followed by Dibrugarh (432) and Tinsukia (291). With only three fatalities between April 1 to July 10this year, West Karbi Anglong district has the lowest number of deaths in the second wave in the state. Majuli and Dima Hasao are above it with 10 and 16 deaths respectively.

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18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
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3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
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State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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