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Rajnath Singh pays a visit to the DRDO COVID facility in Guwahati.

Rajnath Singh pays a visit to the DRDO COVID facility in Guwahati.

Rajnath Singh pays a visit to the DRDO COVID facility in Guwahati. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid a visit on Friday to the COVID hospital. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) establish it at Guwahati’s Sarusajai Stadium.

Singh said the facility, which was established in cooperation with the Assam government, now has 316 beds.

“This office would help Assam in fighting the pandemic,” he said.

The Union minister was came in join by Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister, and Keshab Mahanta, the state health minister.

Sarma told reporters that the defense minister visited the hospital. And promise him that it would be available to the state government as a flood shelter as well, if necessary.

The facility, which opened on June 10, will begin accepting patients on June 20, he added.

As the rate of positive and even the number of cases have decreased in the state. The chief minister announces the decision to enable non-COVID patients to be treat at three COVID facilities in Guwahati.

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The government was also contemplating enabling Gauhati Medical College and Hospital to handle non-COVID patients, Sarma added. While DRDO and Kalapahar COVID Care would continue to operate as COVID institutions.

Earlier, Singh offered his prayers at the famous Kamakhya Temple above the Nilachal Hills.

Due to the COVID limitations, the temple is presently closed. And Singh performed his prayers from outside the main entrance leading to the sanctum sanctorum.

Singh also performed circumambulation of the shrine and paid his respects to the deity.

The minister came here on Thursday evening after the dedication of 12 vital roads in Kimin, Arunachal Pradesh, by the Border Roads Organization.

He spent the night at Raj Bhavan when Governor Jagadish Mukhi threw a banquet in his honor. Sarma, former Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, and Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary were also in attendance.

Singh then traveled to New Delhi after his visit to the COVID facility.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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