* Newly appointed Khliehriat bank manager tests positive
TALK ABOUT INCOMPETENCY: Meghalaya Health Minister AL Hek and the State Director of Health Services should read
a letter from Zoramthanga that was published in The Sentinel on page 4 dated June where he talks about his ordeal at Byrnihat Checkpost. It took him six hours to get his health advisory certificate...
SHILLONG: The total number of COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya has risen to 52 with another person coming into the State testing positive for the virus on Tuesday. State Health and Family Welfare Minister AL Hek informed that the person had come from Assam.
"He was on his way to Khliehriat, East Jaintia Hills. He is the Branch Manager of SBI Khliehriat; and was recently appointed there," Hek added. With the latest case, the number of coronavirus-active patients in the State has risen to nine.
Meanwhile, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman Warr informed that the samples of entrants into the State are being taken at Byrnihat, Ri-Bhoi district and also at Shillong Civil Hospital.
"I think there was a communication gap in Byrnihat since he had not registered. The Health authorities there were of the opinion that he will himself give his samples at Shillong Civil Hospital. That was the communication gap," Dr. Warr said.
He also said that there some may try to circumvent the rules and procedures that are being followed; but the authorities concerned are learning through mistakes.
Meanwhile, Hek said that if required FIR may be lodged against the person who skipped giving samples to the authorities.
A total of 19,016 residents of the State have returned till date.
The State Health and Family Welfare Minister also informed that of the 19,326 samples sent for testing till Tuesday afternoon; 19,028 tested negative and 246 samples are awaited.
While the State has recorded 52 COVID-19 cases, nine are positive, and 42 patients have recovered. One patient died.
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