Shillong: Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Thursday informed that the Meghalaya government will soon be coming up with the COVID-19 report card.
Tynsong said that it aims to end the speculation that the government is not utilising the funds given by the Central Government to fight COVID-19.
“Chief minister has roughly said that so far Rs 200 crore has been used. Let me inform you that till date in the Corona Care Centres we are providing them free food (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner) this almost cost Rs 600 per day per person,” informed Tynsong.
He added that as far as the RT-PCR tests which is almost 2 lakhs now, Tynsong said that one should calculate how much it would cost when per tests it cost Rs 4,100.
“We also acquire ventilators and medical equipment’s in different hospitals and we also procure ambulances, so a of this leads to huge expenditure,” said Tynsong.
He added that the people have been criticising the government and accusing that the members of the Cabinet are eating all the money given by the Central Government as well as the state government.
Tynsong clarified that the truth is the government is here to serve the people of the state and not to misunderstand the government.
“Not a single pie does the government take out from the exchequer which is meant to be used for the people of the state,” said Tynsong.
He also informed that it is only the state of Meghalaya that is continuing to take care of the expenses while other states have stopped paying.