Meghalaya: Spare medical oxygen to handle emergency cases within police department, says Rymbui
Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said that he has instructed the Director General of Police (DGP) R. Chandranathan to have spare medical oxygen in order to handle emergency cases within the battalion.
“To take care of our police personnel, yesterday I have instructed the DGP that wherever we have health facilities such as Mawiong or Dakopgre at least we should have spare oxygen in case an emergency arises, we do not need to rush to the public health facilities since we have our own personnel,” he told reporters on Friday.
He said that he is glad that the central government has recognised the police personnel as front liners.
“The government of India in its first instance has recommended that the police personnel should be vaccinated. We are trying to reach cent per cent,” he said adding that there are positive cases emerging from the police department as well.
Rymbui said that the quarantine centres in the battalion will also be activated taking into consideration the surge of COVID-19.
As for the suggestions to have the teachers vaccinated, the Education Minister said that it is an excellent suggestion but said that every individual above the age of 45 should get vaccinated.
“I urge not only teachers but also people 45 years and above to take care of themselves. Only vaccination is the way forward,” he said.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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