SHILLONG: The Seng Khasi Mawkhar, Shillong has installed a 50-bedded community corona care centre for male patients. The centre has been set up at Seng Khasi Higher Secondary School, Jaiaw Laitdom.
This community corona care centre will cater to patients of 'A', 'B' and 'C' categories to lessen the burden on hospitals. The community corona care centre in Seng Khasi Higher Secondary School, Jaiaw Laitdom is the second one of the COVID-19 War Zone IV under Lumdiengjri Police Station. The Centre was inaugurated in a brief function held on Saturday with words of prayer from an Elder of the Seng Khasi Kmie, Rangbah Skor Jala.
The district administration is also thankful to the Jaiaw Dorbar for their initiative to bring this to reality not forgetting the Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Meghalaya.
Zone VI Incident commander, B. Ranee welcomed the gathering which was followed by a short speech by Headman of the Jaiaw Laitdom Dorbar, S.B. Kharbyngar. Local MDC Paul Lyngdoh lauded the efforts of the frontline health workers and shared ideas on the measures to combat the mental and emotional wellbeing of the patients.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya recorded 12 more COVID-19 fatalities in the last 24 hours mounting the death count to 664. Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War informed that of the 12 deaths, East Khasi Hills recorded 11 and West Jaintia Hills recorded one.
The district-wise breakup of the deaths is - East Khasi Hills (526), West Jaintia Hills (51), West Garo Hills (32), Ri-Bhoi (17), East Jaintia Hills (11), South West Garo Hills (seven), West Khasi Hills (six), North Garo Hills (five), South Garo Hills (four), South West Khasi Hills (three) and East Garo Hills (two).