The state government is not equipped to handle large scale institutional quarantine

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that The state government is not equipped to handle large scale institutional quarantine.

The state government is not equipped to handle large scale institutional quarantine
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The Meghalaya government is not equipped to handle large scale institutional quarantine, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma admitted in the Assembly on Wednesday that managing more then 8,000 returnees in institutional quarantine for so many days is not possible as there are difficulties to provide individual toilets and other basic facilities.

“Though we recommend home quarantine, a lot of localities have initiated community quarantine”, the chief minister said.

As far as tests are concerned, Conrad pointed that the government is committed to carry out two tests – rapid test and PCR test. Once the outcome of the PCR test is known, further standard operating procedures are followed.

Both the tests done together will be an effective mechanism, he added.

The chief minister said free provision of kits is made available to those who are under home quarantine and support is given to those who manage the community quarantine centres.