Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday said that the lockdown in the State would also continue post May 3 with relaxation in non-Covid-19 affected districts.
Interacting through video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister said, “The rapid response system will enable the government to work at micro level, like the panchayat institutions and prepare us for any such situation that may arise in future.”
The video conference that lasted about 2 hours, the Meghalaya Chief Minister was given the opportunity to make the opening submission.
He suggested that response of different stakeholders should be specified in the form of an standard operating procedures (SoPs), who can respond immediately within 60 minutes.
Sangma also suggested the Prime Minister that an “Economic Task Force” by all the States be setup for exchange of ideas and possible solutions to initiate economic activities by adhering to necessary precautionary protocols.
“There is an economic State to State dependence. The establishment of economic task force will help States and its adjoining neighbours to a large extent in devising practical measures to revive the economic,” the he added.
Talking about the prevailing situation, the Sangma told the Prime Minister that the use of technology has become more important and we should prepare ourselves for the change by integrating technology in governance, healthcare and business.