Meghalaya: 1,200 of the current COVID-19 active cases below 45 years of age

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed state’s preparedness for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

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Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday held a consultative meeting with Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Health Minister A L Hek to take stock of the COVID-19 situation in the state. During the meeting it was informed that 1,200 of the current active cases in the state are below 45 years of age.

The meeting was also attended by Dr Amar War, DHS MI and Ramkumar, Mission Director NHM.

During the meet, the Chief Minister apprised Governor of the present Covid-19 situation and the preparedness in terms of number of COVID-19 beds, ICU beds and oxygen facilities in the state. He also elaborated on the strategies being taken and the role of the state Health Department in controlling the pandemic situation.

It was informed that the current rate of active cases, which is 1,456 is much higher as compared to earlier three months and about 1,200 of the current active cases are below 45 years of age.

The meeting also mentioned the new norms for quarantine and home monitoring with mandatory vaccination to control the situation.

There are sufficient doses of vaccines in the state and around 65 earmarked ICU beds and about 700 beds with oxygen to cater to emergency situations, CM informed. Adding to it, he said that the testing and vaccination has been ramped up in the state.

Meanwhile, the Governor expressed his satisfaction with the current levels of preparedness and planning, he requested consultative strategies to encourage more vaccination and to create awareness about it.

He also suggested that for asymptomatic and mild cases, home isolation and treatment could be provided to ease the pressure on hospitals. “They could be provided home kits for monitoring and doctors could visit them at home,” he said.

First Published:April 28, 2021, 12:33 p.m.

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