Shillong (Meghalaya), April 29 : All the 16 family members of the first Covid -19 patient Late Dr. John Salio were tested again, including the 8 who were tested positive. Their test results came in today have all tested negative.
The State Chief Minister , Conrad Sangma is a fb post said the initial 8 positive cases of the family members will need to be tested again after 24 hours as per protocol to completely declare them as recovered.
Meanwhile ,CM Conrad K. Sangma today inaugurated the telemedicine facility at NEIGRIHMS, here , which will cater to the needs of patients for immediate consultation online.
The facility will provide remote access to general as well as Covid related cases who require consultation and medical help.
Sangma said that in the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic the use of technology is imperative in all aspects of governance, business and healthcare. “We are in the ‘Covid Age’ and we need to adopt new way of doing things. The two seat tele medicine centre has been activated to respond to the current situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic”.
The Chief Minister said that the service will be integrated with the 108 helpline to facilitate one point contact and citizens who require specialized information will be connected to this particular centre.
He added that the ultimate objective is to connect different ICUs and healthcare centres throughout the state to create a networked structure to give medical support and treatment to citizens, through technology enabled services.