Meghalaya Chief Minister inspected building to be set up as new Corona care centres

Shillong, May 26: The Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday inspected the buildings to be converted into makeshift Corona Care Centres in Shillong. The Government has identified three locations for the purpose.

The Basic Training Centre located at Malki has a capacity for a minimum of 100 beds. The main building and women’s building of the Industrial Training Institute at Rynjah will be converted into a corona Care Centre to handle male and female covid patients separately.

The buildings have a combined capacity of around 45 beds. The District Commerce and Industries Centre at Nogrim Hills can accommodate around 60 beds. All the three locations have the capacity for expansion to accommodate more beds in the future.

The Corona Care Centres will be equipped with oxygen cylinders and concentrators to cater to the needs of covid patients. The Chief Minister has instructed officials to take immediate steps to handle the necessary infrastructure and manpower needs in the facilities.

Earlier in the day the Chief Minister held a meeting with Deputy Commissioners via VC. In the meeting the Chief Minister instructed officials to intensify vaccination efforts by selecting vulnerable locations and adopting a saturation strategy.

Officials have also been advised to take on mobilisation at the grassroot level by involving members of the community especially in vulnerable locations. Stating that vaccination is the main strategy in the fight against Covid the Chief Minister also instructed officials to take a target based and focused approach and intensify monitoring in every district.

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