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Meghalaya: BSF sets up COVID Care Centre in WGH to cater to troops arriving from other parts of India
TURA | AUG 22, 2020:
Given the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Border Security Force (BSF) along with the district administration of West Garo Hills (WGH) on Saturday, inaugurated a new COVID care centre at the Baljek airport.
The centre is expected to cater to troops arriving from other parts of the country for posting in Garo Hills.
"The state has been relatively free from Coronavirus infection when it started in the country. With the movement of people from other parts, new cases are emerging in the border state of Meghalaya. To arrest any further spread and contain it at a very initial stage, District Administration, West Garo Hills, and BSF Tura are working in tandem to quarantine, isolate and test for COVID-19 of all the troops arriving from other states," said the release by the BSF.
The new centre will have a capacity of 75 beds and will be run by medical officers and paramedical Staff from BSF.
The facility was opened by WGH Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh for the treatment of COVID patients of all BSF units deployed in the Garo Hills region.
The opening of the facility is expected to ease the pressure on the COVID Care Centre and Civil Hospital at Tura.
The facility was inspected by Dr. Mukrang Terang, District Surveillance Officer, and Dr. Ivonne M Sangma, District Maternal & Child Health Officer cum Addl. District Surveillance Officer, who affirmed that this will go a long way in providing good care for early and fast recovery.
"This is the first-ever facility created by BSF in Meghalaya State under the supervision of Surjit Singh, DIG BSF, SHQ Tura," added the release.
On the occasion, senior BSF officials including, J K Singh, Comdt, SHQ BSF Tura, K N Tripathi, Comdt, and Dr. S K Verma CMO(SG) were also present.