Meghalaya CM inspects isolation centres in Shillong

Shillong, Mar 27: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday inspected the “Corona Isolation Centre” at IIM Shillong, Nongthymmai and at Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute in Mawdiangdiang.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong and Home Minister Lakhmen Rymbui.

The two isolation centres will reportedly be able to accommodate 300 plus people. These isolation centres will be used for patients who would require medical attention.

The Chief Minister said that required manpower has been trained for the purpose. “The Isolation Centre is in compliance with the advisory protocols. All necessary preparedness is being put up in place in case of any emergency situation that may arise. Mock drills will also be conducted in these centres,” he said.

The Chief Minister along with senior officials of the Government will be visiting Tura on Saturday to access the preparedness. He will inspect the SMELC building, which has been designated as the “Isolation Centre” in Tura.

“I will hold review meeting with officials of Garo Hills on logistics, particularly on supply of essential food items across Garo Hills,” the Chief Minister added.

He also informed that Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong and two other cabinet ministers James K. Sangma and Lakhmen Rymbui have been designated to oversee the preparedness across the three region of the State by coordinating with local MLAs, administration, NGOs, religious leaders, civil societies, etc.

The Deputy CM will oversee East, West, Ri-bhoi and South West Khasi Hills, while James Sangma will oversee entire Garo Hills and the Home Minister will oversee whole of Jaintia Hills.

Chief Minister has once again urged the public not to panic and maintain social distancing while they are out to buy essential commodities. He also assured that Government is working all the modalities to ensure smooth functioning of the system dying the 21 days lockdown period.

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