State spent ₹400 cr. final 12 months: CM
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday stated his authorities has incurred an expenditure of ₹240 crore in bettering the State’s well being infrastructure and procuring mandatory gear throughout the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last 12 months, the federal government spent almost ₹400 crore for tackling the primary wave.
“Meghalaya has spent ₹240 crore, mostly for improving infrastructure and procurement of equipment such as oxygen cylinders and PPEs, as it fought the second wave of the pandemic. This is apart from the ₹6.8 crore that the State had received from the Centre for creating prefabricated structure amid the crisis,” the Chief Minister stated.
Mr. Sangma stated two cryogenic vegetation, one at Jengjal within the Garo Hills and the opposite within the State capital, are at an “advanced stage of completion”.
Expressing remorse over the lack of lives resulting from COVID-19, the CM urged everybody to get vaccinated.
“Of the 749 people who died due to COVID-19 in the past 15 months, 691 had not taken vaccine, not even one dose. Clearly, the data indicate that vaccination is necessary to save lives,” he stated.