Despite COVID challenges, govt working to better healthcare: CM

TURA, Jan 14: With Meghalaya continuing to see a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases each day, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has assured that the state government, despite being faced with challenges brought about by the pandemic, is working to bolster healthcare facilities in the state.
The chief minister said this in his address after inaugurating a new PHC at Chibinang, West Garo Hills.
Conrad on Friday inaugurated two healthcare centres in West Garo Hills — Community Health Centre (CHC) at Bhaitbari and Public Health Centre (PHC) at Chibinang in presence of MLAs SG Esmatur Mominin and Abdus Saleh.
At Chibinang, Conrad informed that the government has made some investment for better healthcare services in state.
Informing that albeit COVID-19 pandemic poses a challenge for the government at present, the latter is working to create better healthcare facilities with a synergetic effort.
At Bhaitbari, Conrad argued that the inauguration of the CHC is a testimony of the state government’s efforts to make quality healthcare accessible to people.
He also assured that the government will provide all support for required for the CHC such as manpower, equipment, accommodation for staff, et al, to ensure it functions efficiently.
Earlier in the day, Conrad also inspected the Water Treatment Plant at Bolbokgre village under Bhajamara CS Circle of Selsella C&RD Block, West Garo Hills. During the inspection, the chief minister visited different households and held interactions with locals.
He also inspected the proposed site for construction of a new PHC at Batabari in West Garo Hills.

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