Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Sunday interacted with the staff of Civil Hospital, Shillong and DHS to discuss issues and updates on the current status of the hospital in the wake of the state witnessing a spike in the number of COVID cases.
The CM tweeted, "Interacted with the staff of Civil Hospital, Shillong and DHS to discuss issues and updates on the current status of the hospital. Thanked the staff for their dedication and service to the citizens of the State."
Sangma thanked the staff for their dedication and to the citizens of the State, as he inspected the installation of the 270 LPM oxygen plant at the hospital before the interaction.
On the same day, he posted on Twitter, "Inspected the ongoing installation of the 270 LPM Oxygen Plant at Civil Hospital, Shillong. The Plant will be operational in the next 24 Hrs and can support 25 beds with high flow oxygen."
He informed that all efforts are being made by the government to ensure Management and Control measures taken by the district administration amid the current COVID-19 scenario. At present, there are a total of about 4534 active cases in the State. The cases show an upward trend and the government has imposed lockdown in East Khasi Hills and strict containment measures in other parts of the State. Regarding treatment facilities, Chief Minister said that across the State, the Districts have a dedicated COVID management system.
In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, the Meghalaya government on Saturday decided to start an aggressive campaign all over the state to make people understand the need for behavioral change.
Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong informed that the government will create awareness for behavioral change through publicity and short films. He said that behavioral change is the need of the hour and people should understand the "gravity of the spread of the virus." Tynsong also informed that out of the 800 beds available in the state 460 are occupied till Saturday.