GUWAHATI: Physician Marie Kerkloh, a German medical practitioner, has reportedly, expressed her willingness to provide healthcare service to people of Meghalaya during COVID-19 pandemic. Expressing her desire, she has written a letter to Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. The doctor, along with her husband, are in Shillong. They were in the midst of a bicycle adventure tour when a nationwide lockdown was announced by the Union Government to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic which has left thousands dead around the world.
Along with her husband, Kerkloh, who was associated with a hospital in Germany, the woman had reached West Khasi Hills district on March 2, 2020 to work as a volunteer at a school run by an Australian missionary couple, officials informed.
“Since I had served as a doctor at a hospital in my country, I think it will be great to get to volunteer and help the people in this part of the world, in case of an outbreak here.”
The doctor is waiting for the chief minister Sangma’s reply in this regard. However, no novel coronavirus positive case has been reported from the hilly state. The German couple said that they had started cycling from Germany in June, 2020 and toured across Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Moldavia, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Pakistan, India and Nepal.