30 per cent population of state to be vaccinated by August 15: Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday visited the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) to review COVID-19 arrangements.

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday visited the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) to review COVID-19 arrangements in the largest hospital of Assam. During his visit, Sarma said, “His government is aiming at inoculating of the 30 per cent of its population of the Assam by August 15, if the vaccines are available”.

He also added that he has spoken to authorities of two vaccine-producing companies which have promised to send 7 lakh vaccines for the 18-44 years age groups in June, but they couldn’t say any date.

A consignment of vaccines for these people is likely to reach the state by 5-6 June, CM Sarma said. The state has 20,000- 25,000 vaccine doses for people aged 18-44 years.

Sarma further said about the vaccination drive of the state, “It is likely to go up by 30 per cent in June as compared to May, which further increase by 50 per cent in July.”

He took updates on 200 beds ICU at GMCH and inquired about patients’ health. He discussed other critical issues with the Principal & senior faculty. Also, he discussed arrangements for deputing doctors at the upcoming 300 bed ICU at Sarusajai hospital.

“I am sure COVID-19 positivity & morality rates would come down soon. Gratitude to doctors & medical staff for their relentless work,” CM Sarma said in a tweet.