COVID-19: 5392 stranded Meghalaya Citizens receive financial assistance

Shillong, Apr 22: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, on Wednesday, said that 5392 standard students and migrants from the state have received financial assistance so far. The total number of people registered are 10,287.

He also informed that 1046 samples were sent for testing out of which 904 have tested negative. The results of 130 samples are awaited.

On concerns raised regarding rice distribution under PMGKY to non-NFSA, the chief minister clarified that the scheme is specific and the guidelines has to be followed, which has been said by the government of India.

“Some people had requested and search that if this could be distributed to other beneficiaries who are non-NFSA. I would like to clarify that since it’s a scheme and guidelines has been given by government of India, it may not be possible for us to change the spot to cost,“ the chief minister added.

He informed that the requirement of rice for the people has been addressed through different schemes and also through MLA scheme. “If there are any body last out, they will also be covered under some schemes of the government.

On COVID-19 positive patient kept together in same room of a particular institution, the chief minister said “I would like to clarify that to patients are in one room and one is in a separate room. The protocol is a very clear and in almost every other part of the country and in the world, the protocol a loss to positive patients to be in the same room, but they only asked that the room should be quite big. So therefore that has been followed and therefore we are maintaining the spot to calls and we are going as per the podcast. The condition of all the three patients is stable.“

On rapid test kits, the chief minister said, “ICMR has asked governments not to use rapid test kit and as per the direction, tests are on hold“

He also said that the seven members of the family of the 12th pass this case, who were tested through rapid test kit yesterday were tested today through normal PCR test and the result is negative.

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