Meghalaya government to set up three more Covid care centres

The Meghalaya government has also decided to create more beds at the Community Health Centre (CHC) and Primary Health Centre (PHC) level throughout the state.


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In order to increase the bed capacity following an increase in the number of Covid-19 positive patients, the Meghalaya government has decided to set up three more COVID Care Centres in Shillong to meet the demand.

“We have decided to again generate more rooms or to ramp up the bed capacity in and around Shillong in view of the pressure due to the surge in the Covid-19 cases,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed after a daily review meeting held on Tuesday.

The deputy CM said the health department accordingly has inspected three places on Tuesday, including ITI office building at Rynjah, BTC new building at Malki and Directorate of Commerce and Industries at Nongrim Hills.

“After due deliberation, we have decided to set up Corona Care Centres in these three places for generation of additional beds," Tynsong said while informing that the capacity of the three COVId care centres will be 150 beds and they will be made functional at the earliest possible.

Meanwhile, the state government has also decided to create more beds at the Community Health Centre (CHC) and Primary Health Centre (PHC) level throughout the state.

Tynsong said there is a need to have COVID Care Centres up to the level of CHC and PHC of at least 20 beds each.

“This model will be useful for those people staying in various villages under the jurisdiction of the different CHCs and PHCs. This model was discussed and we have asked the health department to work out the plan and come back to the government within 48 hours,” the deputy CM informed.
 

First Published:May 26, 2021, 1:28 a.m.

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