Meghalaya Govt to set up Covid – 19 Testing Centre in Tura

Shillong, 28 Mar: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma along with Chief of Coronavirus Task Force, P. Sampath Kumar and other officials visited Tura on Saturday  to review the preparedness in Garo Hills in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chief Minister informed that 300 beds are being prepared for dealing with a possible outbreak of coronavirus in Tura. The Guest House of MBoSE, SMELC and Isolation Ward of Tura Civil Hospital has been converted to deal with coronavirus related cases. He also informed that the Government is working to have a full-fledged testing center at Tura Civil Hospital, which would take a few more days.
The Chief Minister held review meetings with staff of Tura Civil Hospital, inspected the isolation care centre at Civil Hospital. He also held a review meeting with officials of the district administration at Circuit House, Tura.
He has given direction to the administration to ensure that essential commodities are made available to the public.
“People should not panic and maintain social distancing. The Government is making efforts to put in place all logistics and supply of essential commodities,” the Chief Minister added.