Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). First identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has since spread globally, resulting in World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the 2019-20 outbreak a pandemic. The Government of India, has for the first time invoked the provisions of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005 to combat and manage the spread of Covid-19.
The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) is a disease surveillance scheme under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. IDSP aims to strengthen the disease surveillance in the country by establishing a decentralized State based surveillance system for epidemic prone diseases to detect the early warning signals, so that timely and effective public health actions can be initiated in response to health challenges in the country at the Districts, State and National level.
The IDSP Cell in the district has been actively monitoring COVID-19 even before the first case in the district. It has been engaged in imparting trainings of health professionals, diseminating the IEC materials, liasing with the district administration and the communities, daily reportings of the district status, contact tracing of those in contact with the confirmed cases, setting up of the helplines, Corona Care Centre and testing facilities.
District IDSP Nodal Officer I/c: Dr. Bibha R. Marak
The following are the available COVID-19 Testing Centres in the district:
There is one Corona Care Centre (CCC) in the district located at Dengagre Nursing School, Williamnagar with a capacity of 26 beds. Another CCC at Nengmandalgre PHC with 30 beds capacity is being proposed.
There is no dedicated COVID-19 hospital in the district, however Williamnagar Civil Hospital has a dedicated COVID-19 ward of 36 beds (seperate wards for Male and Female patients) and 4 ICU beds (equipped with ventilators). The ward is also equipped with continuos CCTV monitoring and smart Intercom service.
|02-Jun-2020||Advisory for the persons travelling into Meghalaya State for official purposes|
|13-Apr-2020||Advisory for protection of Senior Citizens|
|02-Apr-2020||Advisory on use of Homemade Protective Cover for Face & Mouth|
|20-Mar-2020||Home Quarantine Advisory|
|06-Mar-2020||Consolidated Travel Advisory for COVID-19|
|06-Oct-2020||Notification - Policy of Testing on Payment and Paid Isolation|
|30-Sep-2020||Corrigendum - Revised Discharge Policy for COVID-19|
|24-Sep-2020||Notification - Guidelines for Testing, Quarantine and Discharge of asymptomatic high risk Government functionaries|
|23-Sep-2020||Revised Discharge Policy for COVID-19|
|22-Sep-2020||Guidelines protocols for returnees entrants to the State|
|17-Sep-2020||Notification on School Re-opening|
|21-Aug-2020||Notification - Testing, Quarantine & Discharge Policy for COVID19|
|30-Jul-2020||Protocol for Rapid Antigen Testing for antigen testing for COVID-19 in Meghalaya|
|28-Jul-2020||Notification - Annexure to Protocol for Testing and Quarantine of exposed individuals who come in contact with a COVID-19 positive person|
|27-Jul-2020||Notification - Protocol for Testing and Quarantine of exposed individuals who come in contact with a COVID-19 positive person|
|15-Jul-2020||Closing of Entry Gates|
|10-Jul-2020||Notification - 5th Amendment of Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations 2020|
|28-May-2020||Notification - 4th Amendment of Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations 2020|
|08-May-2020||Notification - Protocol for Discharging Suspect High Risk Contact|
|27-Apr-2020||Notification - Protocol for testing, retesting and quarantine|
|13-Apr-2020||Notification - 3rd Amendment of Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations 2020|
|09-Apr-2020||Notification - 2nd Amendment of Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations 2020|
|30-Mar-2020||Advisory to Wholesalers, Distributors & Retailers of different category of Food Items|
|28-Mar-2020||Notification - 1st Amendment of Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations 2020|
|27-Mar-2020||The State Level Monitoring Team to ensure the directives issued with regards to prisons and remand homes|
|26-03-2020||Notification regarding a Special Task Force to assist the Health and Family Welfare Department for preventing and managing the possible outbreak of COVID-19|
|20-Mar-2020||Notification regarding COVID Response Task Force|
|20-Mar-2020||Notification - Medical Volunteers for COVID-19|
|19-Mar-2020||Notification - The Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations 2020|
|18-Mar-2020||Notification regarding recent evaluation of COVID-19 Outbreak|
|16-Mar-2020||Notification regarding COVID-19 Disease|