Over 180 patients, who have tested positive for COVID-19, are dependent on oxygen in Meghalaya.
“Around 200 COVID-19 patients have been admitted in the hospitals of which 180 are requiring oxygen,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters on Tuesday.
He informed that the availability of oxygen was also reviewed during the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma to take stock of the COVID situation in the state.
Tynsong said there is no shortage of oxygen in the state as of now.
“However, we are trying to effectively implement the containment measures to prevent the increase of the COVID-19 positive cases in the state,” he stated.
Regarding the uncontrollable surge of COVID-19 cases despite containment measures being put in place, Tynsong said the government is monitoring the situation on a daily basis.
“We are having daily review meetings and are closely observing the situation. Again, we will sit tomorrow and let us see what decision we take on this matter,” he said.
Tynsong also appealed to all concerned citizens to strictly follow the protocols issued by the health department as it is the only way to reduce the spread of the virus.
“We also urge the traditional heads to help the government fight against the COVID-19 by ensuring containment measures are effectively implemented in their respective areas,” he said.