Shillong: Meghalaya speaker Metbah Lyngdoh on Wednesday convened a review meeting attended by the Chief Minister, the Leader of the Opposition (Congress) and several of the members of the Legislative Assembly.
Briefing the media following the meeting, Lyngdoh said the members of the House discussed the pandemic at length. The government also gave a detailed representation of the COVID-19 cases in the state.
“The government presented steps and actions taken, like containment measures, vaccination and treatment,” said Lyngdoh.
He added that they also discussed the setting up of oxygen plants at different locations, increasing the number of beds, and identifying corona care centres.
The Speaker stated that he was glad to inform that the discussion was fruitful. “The government has assured that all those suggestions and feedback have been taken note of,” he added.
The Meghalaya Speaker also appealed to the citizens to remain calm and have confidence in the government. “I would suggest citizens take the vaccination, which needs to be done as advised since it is the need of the hour to ensure that we increase the immunity of ourselves to fight COVID-19,” said Lyngdoh.
He also appealed to the local heads, NGOs, religious leaders to come forward and help the government. “Last year, there was teamwork, and we hope that the same this year,” stated Lyngdoh.
Leader of Opposition Dr Mukul Sangma condoled the families who lost their loved ones due to the virus.
Dr Mukul also urged the government to take cognizance of all the grievances and concerns of the people. He added that there would be waves after waves since the virus keeps mutating and reminded the youths to build up their immunity.
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the government took note of the suggestions. “We hope once the production supply chain is streamlined and bumped up, we will be able to fight stronger,” said Sangma.