A review meeting on the #COVID19 situation was held today. In view of the increasing trend of active cases & based on the report received from districts, Government has decided to extend the #Lockdown in East Khasi Hills till 24th May, 2021@drharshvardhan pic.twitter.com/VciBad9Bxe
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) May 13, 2021
Shillong ( Meghalaya), May 13 : The Covid -19 situation in the state has taken an alarming turn with 591 fresh cases detected on Thursday out which 318 cases were reported from Shillong and its suburbs .
These cases were reported despite strict measures and imposition of lockdown in East Khasi Hills District .
Adding to the alarming spike of Covid -19 cases in the state , 18 more serious patients succumbed to their infections today .
While 16 deaths were reported from East Khasi Hills District , 1 each was reported from East Jaintia Hiils and West Jaintia Hills .
Seeing the worsening Covid -19 situation despite imposition of a lockdown, a review meeting was held today and it was decided that in view of the increasing trend of active cases & based on the report received from districts, the ongoing Lockdown in East Khasi Hills would be extended till May 24.
Chief Minister , Conrad Sangma who chaired the meeting said that the availability of medical oxygen stocks in the State are manageable and informed Installation of 6 units of oxygen generators will be carried out in Civil Hospital, here and will be made functional by next week. This would cut down the use of oxygen cylinders in the Hospital which will be sent to other parts of the State.
Sangma said that the oxygen generators for Tura, Jowai and Nongpoh are on their way to the State. Installations will be done immediately upon their arrival and they will be made functional by June 2021.
The CM also informed that cluster or Community Quarantine Centres will be created in every District up to the community level depending on the requirement and all DCs have been communicated for necessary action.
The centres will cater to positive cases that are asymptomatic and who do not need serious medical attention. This will be done to unburden the hospitals, healthcare facilities and health machinery.