Meghalaya: Nongpoh legislator voice concern over COVID-19 hospital in Ri Bhoi district

Mayral Born Syiem also spoke on the hardship faced by the ASHA workers in the state.

Local legislator of Nongpoh Constituency, Mayral Born Syiem has voiced serious concern over the COVID-19 hospital in Ri-Bhoi district which is yet to be operationalized.

Speaking to mediapersons on Sunday, Mayral Born Syiem said that one of the issue is the COVID-19 hospital at Ri -Bhoi which is yet to be operationalized, despite assurances given by the state government to convert the MCH Hospital at Umran Niangbyrnai to a COVID-19 hospital.

“If the government is not aware of the prevailing situation of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, how do we expect to fight if the third wave hits the state,” said Mayral Born Syiem.

The legislator also lamented that till date, if any person is infected by COVID-19 he or she has to be referred to Civil Hospital, Nongpoh for further treatment, which is not safe as those who suffer from other illness are also treated in the same hospital.

Mayral Born Syiem has strongly urged the government to take up the matter seriously over the COVID-19 hospital at Umran Niangbyrnai.

Meanwhile, Mayral Born Syiem also spoke on the hardship faced by the ASHA workers in the state that if the government considers ASHA workers as frontliners their incentives should be increased more or less to Rs 5000 per month so that they can support their families during this difficult time.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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