TURA, March 28 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, accompanied by senior officers of the State Government, today reviewed the level of preparedness against novel coronavirus in the West Garo Hills district, here.
�As the whole nation is on a 21-day lockdown, we have tried convincing people that they should stay at home so that we could break the transmission chain. Therefore, the lesser we come out, the lesser we interact, the lesser we mingle, the better we can break the transmission chain,� Sangma said.
The Chief Minister said that the challenge is also to deal with economic and welfare issues of the general public as well as to minimize their problems.
According to Sangma, the challenge is also to ready medical facilities for any eventuality. �We need to be prepared medically for a scenario where we have patients in thousands who would need special medical attention,� he said.
The Chief Minister said that he was satisfied with the preparedness of the district administration and assured to extend all possible help from the State Government to manage COVID-19 issues.