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Meghalaya to invest Rs 75 cr to ramp up health infra at PHCs & CHCs

Government of Meghalaya

In an endeavour to ramp up health infrastructure in remote areas, the Government of Meghalaya has decided to invest Rs 75 crore. It will be spent on improving things at 186 Primary and community Health Centres.

Infrastructure being a key component proves biggest obstacle to enable people quality and affordable care especially in remote areas.

“The Govt. of Meghalaya has decided to invest ₹ 75 Cr in 186 PHCs & CHCs in #Meghalaya to upgrade our health infrastructure,” Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted.

“Meeting was held with Hon’ble Health Minister & officials from the Health & Planning Depts. to finalise the details,” the Minister posted on his timeline.

Also read: Govt to strengthen public health infrastructure: PM on first anniversary of second term

Covid-19 has exposed fault line at different level of healthcare delivery system especially on front of infrastructure. As per a report, the State has recorded 416 active covid-19 cases.

Out of the 416 active cases 355 are in EKH, 42 in Ri Bhoi district, 12 in West Garo Hills, one in West Jaintia Hills, one in East Jaintia Hills, one in South West Garo Hills, two South Garo Hills, one East Garo Hills and North Garo Hills. A total of 70 persons have recovered from COVID-19 while four have died.

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