SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday reviewed the COVID-19 preparedness at Williamnagar in East Garo Hills and visited the institutional quarantine centres there.
?He also inaugurated the Corona Care Centre at Williamnagar and the the solar lighting facilities made available at the Centre funded by CSR initiative of SELCO foundation. He also interacted with the inmates of the quarantine centre and encouraged them to follow all necessary protocols.
Under the initiative of the DC of East Garo Hills Swapnil Tembe, the Chief Minister also distributed General Knowledge books to the persons undergoing quarantine.
?The Chief Minister was accompanied by Government Chief Whip Marcuise Marak, MLA Rongjeng and Transport Chairman Jim M Sangma and Meghalaya Resource Mobilisation Co-Chairman S B Sangma.
?"The next few weeks will be challenging as we expect many stranded citizens to return home. However, we will have to remain alert and should not panic if we have positive cases," the Chief Minister said during his meeting with the officials of administration and the Health department.
?He also urged the district administration to protect the elderly people and to be ready for 'a new normal' in the post-lockdown phase.
He further told the officials that investment in the Health sector is vital and also that the government is working to ramp up health care services across the State. He also informed that ambulance will be made available across the State in different health care facilities. He also visited the Civil Hospital, Williamnagar and inspected the facilities.