Shillong(Meghalaya), May 20 : Marwari Yuva Manch, Shillong (MYM) in association with Marwari Samaj has set up a COVID Care Unit and Quarantine Centre for COVID Positive cases at Balika Vidyalaya School, Keating Road, here .
After detailed discussion with the State Health Ministry and NHM,Meghalaya, with their encouragement and motivation, the proposal was taken up on fast track. The work for setting up of the unit started on May,12 and was completed on May 19 and the same was handed over to the government .
The unit was inaugurated by A L Hek, Health and Family Welfare Minister, in the presence of Ram Kumar , IAS, Mission Director, NHM, on Thursday .
The 32- bedded facility will be managed and governed by NHM, Meghalaya. The unit will treat patients with mild to moderate COVID infection.
Marwari Yuva Manch will take care of the infrastructure and will also provide Food for the patients & Medical Staff on daily basis and will undertake any other non-medical work for running of the unit.
The unit was envisaged by MYM looking at the rising number of cases in the East Khasi Hills district and to support the State Governments efforts in controlling the pandemic.
Marwari Yuva Manch, Shillong is a voluntary organization. Its primary goal is to support young people in contributing to their community and country.
During the second wave of the pandemic MYM has undertaken projects like distribution of Masks and delivery of freshly prepared food along with requested medicines to home isolated Covid 19 positive patients and their families