Meghalaya Sets Up Two Isolation Centres
Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma along with Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong and Home Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui on Friday inspected the Corona Isolation Centres at IIM Shillong, Nongthymmai and at Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute in Mawdiangdiang.
The two isolation centres will be able to accommodate over 300 people. These isolation centres will be used for patients who would require medical attention. Sangma said that required manpower has been trained for the purpose.
“The Isolation Centre is in compliance with the advisory protocols. All necessary preparedness is being put up in place in case of any emergency situation that may arise. Mock drills will also be conducted in these centres,” said Sangma.
Sangma along with other senior officials of the Government will be visiting Tura on Saturday to assess the preparedness. He will inspect the SMELC building, which has been designated as the Isolation Centre in Tura.
“I will hold a review meeting with officials of Garo Hills on logistics, particularly on the supply of essential food items across Garo Hills,” Sangma added.
He also informed that the deputy CM and two other cabinet ministers James K Sangma and Lahkmen Rymbui has been designated to oversee the preparedness across the three regions of the state by coordinating with local MLAs, administration, NGOs, religious leaders, civil societies, etc.
Tynsong will oversee East, West, Ri-Bhoi and South West Khasi Hills, while James will oversee entire Garo Hills and Rymbui will oversee whole of Jaintia Hills.
The chief minister has once again urged the public not to panic and maintain social distancing while they are out to buy essential commodities. He also assured that the Government is working all the modalities to ensure smooth functioning of the system during the 21 days lockdown period.