Guwahati(Assam), July 11 : One more Covid -19 patient who was undergoing treatment at the ICU of Guwahati Medical College died today taking the total of Covid death in the 48 hours to 17.
55 -year old Nripen Debnath, a critically ill patient of kidney ailment who was ventilated passed away this morning .
Meanwhile , State Health Minister announced that the ongoing lockdown in Guwahati would be extended by another week to put a check to the rapidly increasing Covid cases in the city due to community transmission .
He said that the Health department is fully prepared with the life saving drugs for the critically ill Covid patients . The Covid Unit of Guwahati Medical College has already arranged adequate stocks of Plasma and other drugs approved by ICMR for treating the critically ill Covid patients .
The minister tweeted ,”Sad to share that Sri Nripen Debnath (55) a Covid 19 patient with history of kidney ailment, who came incubated & ventilated, and was admitted in GMCH ICU, passed away early this morning.”