Shillong, Mar 26:
The Meghalaya Government has taken up with the Centre for airlifting of the 30 ventilators which got stuck due to the cancellation of flight.
"We have already requested the Centre for airlifting of the 30 ventilators," Health and Family Welfare Commissioner and Secretary, Sampath Kumar informed here today. It may be mentioned that the State so far has only four ventilators.
Meanwhile, Kumar said that there are around 20 cases of suspected cases of COVID-19 in the State. "There were 14 cases till yesterday. There were around six samples of suspected cases which were sent for testing today," he informed.
Health and Family Welfare Commissioner and Secretary also informed that there are nearly 4000 people with travel history who have come forward to register with the Government.
"We have advised all of them to go for home quarantine. There is no need to worry. Only social distancing needs to be maintained. Lots of people are creating lot of anxiety. They should not be stigmatised since we do not know if they have got the virus or not. It is only because of the travel history we are asking them to take precaution of proper distancing within the family. If there are no issues of symptoms for 14 days it means they are fine," Kumar said.