Meghalaya government on August 2 said that the present situation of COVID-19 in the state is “not alarming” even as the number of cases are increasing rapidly.
Health minister James Sangma on August 2 said that the situation is very much under control.
“We are seeing many cases on the rise but the situation is very much controlled as of now. Among the fresh cases, most of the people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have very mild symptoms,” James Sangma said.
“The situation I would say is very much under control. Still, we are very vigilant about this. Those with comorbidities there will be certain complications about that but the situation for us as of now, we do have adequate number of beds and, and facilities are not been overwhelmed,” Sangma said.
He also mentioned that there are adequate numbers of treatment centres, quarantine centres, corona care centres as the health department is very much prepared for the situation at hand.
“We are very much poised and ready for any kind of eventuality that I hope does not arise but we are right now prepared as I said we are not overwhelmed with the number of COVID-19 cases. There are adequate numbers of treatment centres, quarantine centres, corona care centres, we are very much prepared for the situation at hand,” health minister James Sangma said.
The health minister also admitted that there is certain laxity in the COVID-19 appropriate behaviour as the number of cases has come down.