Shillong, Apr 14: With the surge in COVID-19 cases in the State, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday held a review meeting on the prevailing health situation and instructed the Health and Family Welfare department to intensify vaccination process to prevent the spread of infection.
“The government has stepped up its efforts to combat COVID-19 by intensifying the vaccination process to inoculate the age group of 45 and above besides increasing the number of vaccination centres in the State,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said after the review meeting.
Currently, there are 250 vaccination centres in Meghalaya Tynsong said the immunization programme will be free of cost at government centres, whereas, private hospitals will charge Rs 250 for the same.
At the review meeting, the Deputy Chief Minister said the government has decided that the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination for Class XII to be conducted by Meghalaya Board of School Examination starting on April 16 will be held as per scheduled.
He, however, informed that the government is yet to take a call on the Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination Class X, which is slated to be held from April 19.
“We have also instructed the Education department that each and every examination centre should ensure all necessary protocols have to be followed. We would request the parents and students not to have any doubts and to go to respective centres for examination happily and safely,” Tynsong said.
Moreover, he informed that community COVID centres and various committees would be reactivated at the grassroots level to prevent the spread of the infection.