Shillong, Jun 14: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that when the second wave of Covid-19 hit the state, Meghalaya had only 700 cylinders and now there are 3,000 and many more thousands are coming.
The Chief Minister also said that the state did not even have one proper oxygen plant in any of the government units.
“Today, we’re going to have it on almost 11 to 12 different hospitals and centers. We didn’t even have one cryogenic plant. We’re going to have two of them,” Sangma said.
The Chief Minister also informed that the State will be getting 11 ambulances with life support from the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.
Sangma said that in the first wave the government had invested in ambulances, just to ensure that the transportation (of patients) took place.
“Therefore the focus on the life support was not in the first phase as much as it is in a second phase. So most of the ambulances that came in came in the first phase. So now whatever ambulances we are bringing, we are trying to ensure they have all the life support systems,” Sangma said.
Meanwhile, Assembly Speaker, Metbah Lyngdoh said that the Meghalaya Legislators Forum has decided that dry ration would be provided to 1574 persons with HIV.
These people would also be provided with nutritional food items by the government, Lyngdoh said.