As many as 1000 oxygen supported beds will be installed in the next two weeks for effectively tackling the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Meghalaya CM Sangma said.
Meghalaya also recorded 569 new COVID-19 positive cases in a span of 24 hours, pushing the state's COVID-19 caseload to 23,332.
As many as 482 out of the actual strength of 1,387 SF-10 personnel will be transferred to different districts for better policing in the state.
Random testing would be carried out at Tura Bazaar, Belderpara, Lower Wadanang, Araimile, Chandmary, Chitoktak, Darenbibra (Jail Road) and Hawakhana to identify potential cases of COVID-19 in the town.
Meghalaya reported 409 new COVID-19 positive cases on Monday.
The chief minister issued directions to the authorities to be prepared with all possibilities to deal with the pandemic.
The BJP fared better than most expected and won two seats including the prestigious Tura seat that was won by state vice president, Bernard Marak.
After chairing a meeting held with officials of the Social Welfare department here, committee chairperson, Ampareen Lyngdoh told reporters that the absence of a MSCW chairperson would automatically disadvantage agendas of women.
MHIS IV has been implemented in convergence with Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) since 2019, according to the state health minister.
The Congress party has accused the chief minister of misleading the House in regards to the power purchase agreement signed with the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) in 2007.
The chief minister informed the House that recently, during the visit of the Union Home Minister to the state on January 23, a memorandum was submitted in which the matter relating to the demand for implementation of ILP in the state is also included.
Mawryngkneng seat was declared vacant following the death of the two-time legislator, (L) David A Nongrum on February 2.
Only 7,600 healthcare workers have been vaccinated for COVID till date in Meghalaya.
At least 27 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected on Friday in Meghalaya.
The contract signed between the state government and the GVK EMRI will end in March, 2021.
Over 700 health workers have been administered the first dose of COVID vaccine so far in Meghalaya.
SBM (G) Phase-II will also be implemented from 2020-21 to 2024-25 in a mission mode with a total outlay of Rs 1,40,881 crores in the country.
Every vaccinated person will be given a digital certificate.
The teachers and civil voluntary groups are against NEHU vice-chancellor Prof SK Srivastava’s decision to convene the academic council meeting.
Although the nationwide shutdown called by the farmers' unions hit Assam, it failed to evoke response in most of the NE states.
Violators to be penalised by the designated officers, who have been empowered under Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897
Former Chief Minister and leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma said the motion will be taken up on Tuesday against the MDA government for its alleged failure in all fronts, especially in protecting the interest of the state.
Committee to be set up to conduct on the spot inspection to the sites where the uranium tanks are located in Nongbah Jynrin.
All hotels and guest houses in Sohra, Mawsmai have been allowed to open to enable local visitors to stay.
The groups also sought to know if the government was committed to addressing the influx issue or they should take matters into their own hands.
The overall number of recoveries in Meghalaya is 3,654 cases.
Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong said that officials from the South West Khasi Hills have been sent to ascertain the facts.
Three more COVID-19 patients died in Meghalaya on Monday.
Meghalaya reports 103 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday
Two more succumbed to COVID-19 infection in Meghalaya on Saturday.
The state reported two more deaths due to COVID-19 on Monday.
Many areas in the region reported mudslides owing to the incessant heavy rainfall for the past few days.
The state reported 60 new COVID-19 cases, including 44 civilians on Sunday.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said that the elderly man, a resident of Tikrikilla Bazaar area who tested positive for COVID-19 during a random testing, was admitted at the Tura Civil hospital on August 18.
The new covid care centre is expected to cater to troops arriving from other parts of the country for posting in Garo Hills.
East Khasi Hills district magistrate Matsiewdor War Nongbri issued the order for containment measures to be imposed in more areas in the capital
Health Services director Dr Warr said 47 new cases, including 30 civilians and 17 Border Security Force (BSF) troopers, were detected from East Khasi Hills district.
The State has so far recorded a total of 1,661 COVID-19 cases which include 925 active case and six deaths.
The vast majority of rapid antigen tests carried out in various parts of Shillong have come back negative so far, the health director said.
The North-Eastern Hill University has issued a clarification, stating that attempts are being made to malign NEHU which affects the overall perception, ranking and image of the premier University in Shillong, Meghalaya
The returnee from Gujarat is among the 14 new COVID-19 positive cases detected on Thursday.
Thirty-three cases of COVID-19, including staff of Shillong Civil Hospital, were reported in the state on Saturday.
Following heavy rains over the past week, many places in the area have seen elevated levels of water that have threatened to increase and pose further risk.
Roads in many areas, including Tura, areas near Selsella in West Garo Hills, Dobu in East Garo Hills remained partially blocked due to mudslides and with more rains predicted over the next few days, the situation is likely to get worse.
Water has been rising in the region over the past several days with unrelenting rains causing havoc to farm lands as well as people, some of whom had taken shelter on the AMPT road to protect themselves and their livestock.
As the state is working hard to contain the spread of the virus, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said that the state government felt that the transfer of Central government employees including those working in banks should be kept on hold for now.
“We don’t want to reach a stage where community transmission will happen. We are lucky to be in this period but we cannot take things for granted.”
Closure of markets in the last three months or so ever since the advent of Covid-19 has created a number of problems for livestock farmers who breed pigs for a living.
The Meghalaya government has written to the Centre seeking change in criterai for farmers to avail the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme which was made effective in 2018.
The KJP Synod Mihngi has also urged all members of the church to strictly follow the guidelines issued by the state government from time to time to ensure that efforts to contain the spread of the virus are not scuttled.
The government had recently urged private firms and employers to hire skilled labourers from amongst the returnees who have been trained in trades required by them.
There were 43 such contacts including high risk and low risk contacts.
Deputy Commissioner of Ri Bhoi, R M Kurbah appealed to the people not to panic while assuring that all the necessary preventive steps are being taken up.
Of the total 36 positive cases reported so far, 22 are active cases while 13 have recovered and one succumbed to the disease.
Heavy and incessant rains continued in the entire Garo Hills region over the past several days giving no respite to people or crops.
“We have seen various groups expressing their concern. Even the government has taken serious note of this and hence the decision,” Deputy Chief Minister Tynsong said.
Concerned residents of the area, after the discovery of the dead fishes immediately posted photos and videos of the phenomenon seeking to understand what could have led to their death.
The permission for the operation of private transport within the district to the extent of 50 per cent and plying on “odd / even” number basis from 9 am to 5 pm will continue.