The Meghalaya health department will be upgrading a number of health facilities in the state as part of improving the healthcare facilities for the public.

As part of these efforts, the health department will be upgrading the public health centre (PHC) at Mawryngkneng in East Khasi Hills district to a community health centre (CHC).

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma laid the foundation of the CHC in Mawryngkneng on Wednesday.

Meghalaya recently devised a three-dimensional State Health Policy that focuses on prevention, curative and enabling aspects of the healthcare system.

“Laid foundation for the up gradation of the Mawryngkneng PHC to CHC. The MDA Govt has always kept its people first & health is at the forefront of our agenda.We dedicate this to our people,” Conrad Sangma tweeted.

The policy entails provisions to make affordable and quality healthcare facilities available to the poor and marginalized.

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It also lays special emphasis on a decentralized catalytic leadership model that involves all stakeholders representing all departments concerned at the PHC and CHC levels.

The Meghalaya government will also incorporate the use of artificial intelligence and technology to provide timely healthcare with greater meticulousness.

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