Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma on Saturday announced that an oxygen plant would be set up at Resubelpara Community Health Centre (CHC) in North Garo Hills.

Chief minister Sangma made the announcement after inspecting the Resubelpara CHC.

Chief minister Sangma said, “150 litre per minute oxygen plant will be set up at Resubelpara CHC, which will support 15 beds with high flow oxygen.”

The Meghalaya CM on Saturday reviewed the Covid19 preparedness of North Garo Hills with officials of the administration and health department in presence of deputy speaker Timothy D. Shira.

The Meghalaya CM informed that Covid19 cases were not high in North Garo Hills, however, all necessary arrangements will be put in place to deal with any eventuality.

Accordingly, the chief minister has directed the local health authorities to set up three beds in ICU to deal with Covid19 related cases.

“Have directed the authorities to increase 40 beds in Resubelpara CHC for dealing with Covid19 cases. Have also directed the authorities to look for a suitable location for setting up 150 beds to deal with Covid cases,” the Meghalaya CM said.

He also informed that additional 150 oxygen cylinders will be allocated for North Garo Hills.

Resubelpara CHC has 84 B type cylinders, 15 D type cylinders and 15 oxygen concentrators at present.

During the review meeting the authorities requested the Chief Minister to consider their request for additional manpower including nurses and technical staff.

They also requested the Meghalaya CM to provide an ambulance each for Manikanj PHC and Damas PHC.

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