Meghalaya government on Friday night clarified that Nazareth Hospital in Shillong has not been sealed, and the hospital would continue to provide emergency services 24×7 as well as OPD services will continue as usual.

A statement from the commissioner and secretary to the health department said false information was being circulated on WhatsApp and social media that Nazareth Hospital, Shillong has been sealed in view of detection of COVID19 cases in the hospital.

The commissioner and secretary while clarifying that such reports are incorrect and only rumours, said the hospital with its team of dedicated doctors and staff is equipped to handle both COVID19 as well as normal patients observing all precautionary measures.

“There is no need for the public to be concerned about the safety of the patients as well as the general public,” the government statement said.

Stating that the hospital will continue to provide emergency services 24×7 as well as OPD services will also continue as usual, the commissioner and secretary appealed that the staff of the hospital should be allowed to attend to their duties as well as to return to their respective home.

No obstruction should be caused to healthcare workers for discharging their duties, the commissioner and secretary to the health department added.

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