Shillong, Apr 4: Meghalaya Health Minister, A L Hek on Saturday held a review meeting to discuss the overall preparedness of Civil Hospital, Shillong and Tura Civil Hospital to treat patients infected with COVID-19, if such a case were to be found in the state.
According to a statement released by the Directorate of Information and Public Relations, the two hospitals have been notified as dedicated hospitals for focused treatment of persons infected with the highly contagious COVID-19.
The meeting also discussed the preparedness of the newly set up Corona Care Centres (CCC) which shall also treat any suspect and infected cases of COVID-19 and Modalities including requirements of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs), ventilators, N95 masks and others.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner and Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Sampath Kumar, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, M N Nampui, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Ram Kumar S, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr A Warr, doctors and other health officials.
During the meet, the Health Minister expressed his gratitude to all the health officials present for their dedication as the state prepares to handle the outbreak of COVID-19.
He called upon all health officials to assume upon themselves the responsibility of caring for patients with compassion and without discrimination.