TURA: Meghalaya Health Minister, AL Hek, accompanied by the Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War, reviewed the COVID situation and preparedness for the third wave at Tura Circuit House on Thursday.
Reviewing the COVID-19 situation and the preparedness of the district to face the challenges of the third wave, Minister AL Hek appreciated and lauded the tireless services of the medical department and the frontline workers in fighting the COVID-19 in the State.
The Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War, during the review meeting, lauded the frontline workers and others for their tireless efforts in fighting COVID-19 and said that their services are commendable.
Highlighting the COVID-19 and vaccination status in the district, West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh, informed that despite active surveillance the number of cases is not coming down and the households affected are more in urban than in rural. According to him, the district is focusing on vaccination drives and the MLAs of the region are also supporting the drive by convincing the people. He also informed that a new COVID hospital is coming up in the district.
The district health officials, while highlighting the preparedness for the third wave, apprised the Minister of the requirements in terms of manpower, medicines, equipment, etc. They also informed that the number of COVID deaths, so far in the district, is 23, fatality rate 0.64 per cent, positivity rate 7 per cent and a total of 1,400 cases were detected in June.
Others who spoke in the review meeting included the Chairman of Tura Municipal Board, JD Sangma, stated a release.