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Meghalaya mulls COVID-19 hospitals in Shillong, Tura

Meghalaya mulls COVID-19 hospitals in Shillong, Tura

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 April 2020 9:58 AM GMT

Staff Correspondent

Shillong: Although the State has not recorded a single Covid-19 case, Meghalaya is preparing to have more COVID-19 hospitals in Shillong and Tura to, should a need arise in the future.

This was informed by the State Minister in-charge of Health and Family Welfare Alexander Hek after a review meeting at the State Secretariat on Monday. The minister who held a meeting with the officials, owners of private hospitals and representative's from Shillong-based hospitals of the armed forces. He said that all of them have agreed to co-operate with the steps taken by the government.

“Besides having corona care centres in the State, the Shillong Civil Hospital and Tura Civil Hospital will be fully converted into full fledged COVID-19 hospitals if the situation arise,” stated the minister, even as he added that in such circumstances, the other patients lodged in these hospitals will be transferred to the city-based private hospitals.

The expenses will be borne by the State government through the Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme, he informed.

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