In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Presbyterian Church of India has written to the Meghalaya Assembly speaker suggesting him to form a COVID-19 monitoring panel.
In the letter, Rev. G.S. Lyttan, senior administrative secretary of Presbyterian Church of India said: “We cannot but express our concern on what is happening these days after the COVID-19 outbreak in Meghalaya.”
“We could see the government is trying its outmost (sic) best in handling the whole situation but there are still a lot more needed to address with at this juncture,” the letter said.
Rev. Lyttan suggested that the “panel of health care professional experts be constituted by the government with the terms of reference to do follow up on protocols of directives and advisories as and when necessary.”
“Everyday updated briefings on the issue of COVID-19 pandemic should come out for the expert physicians,” Rev. Lyttan said.
The Presbyterian Church of India also suggested that “COVID-19 Monitoring Panel be constituted to comprehensively frame proper modalities and guidelines in handling the situation of present pandemic”.
It said the monitoring panel may comprise public representatives, bureaucrats, legal experts, church leaders/religious leaders and social organizations.
The Shillong-based religious body sought these suggestions be “formulated to incisively combat the menace of pandemic”.