“To this point, 5,101 youngsters within the age group of 0-14 years had been identified with the illness. Seventeen youngsters died of the an infection since final 12 months,” the minister stated.
Noting that the third wave of the pandemic, which is more likely to strike later this 12 months, might pose a better menace to the kids, as instructed by consultants, he stated the state authorities is making vital preparations in anticipation.
“As a part of the preparations, the federal government has determined to construct prefabricated paediatric hospitals in Shillong, at Tura city in West Garo Hills and Jowai in West Jaintia Hills,” he stated.
Meghalaya has inoculated 5.44 lakh folks up to now, with over 75,000 of them having obtained each the doses. The state has registered 762 deaths as a result of illness.