Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today visited the Bethany Hospital Shillong which reopened after a month of closure following the detection of first covid-19 positive case in the State.
In presence of late Dr. John L. Sailo Rynthathiang’s wife and other family members, Chief Minister paid tribute to Dr Sailo, the founder of Bethany Hospital Shillong and joined the family in prayers.
“I thank the entire Bethany Hospital team who responded to the pressure in a positive and cooperative manner. I also thank the network and the community who supported the Government and Bethany Hospital during the time,” said Conrad K. Sangma.
He said that the biggest tribute to Dr. Sailo will be for the team to continue with the good work and fulfil his vision for the people.
Meanwhile, spokesperson of the Bethany Hospital Dr Kyntiewlang Sanmiet informed that the government has given clearance for resumption of operations following the inspection by the District Medical & Health Officer, East Khasi Hills, Shillong Municipal Board and Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board.
“We have missed seeing our patients and we are excited to inform that the hospital will be fully
operational finally after a forty day-shutdown and we cannot wait to see them back in the practice,” said Dr Sanmiet, who is also the Quality Manager and Nodal Officer of the hospital in a statement.
He said even before this announcement, the hospital have been working on a reopening plan to ensure the safety of both our patients and staff adding the hospital has been fully sanitised as per government guidelines.
“We have also re-instituted our policies and polished our ways of working to prevent viral transmission and we want to share the good news that none of our staff was tested positive for COVID-19. As we move towards a new normal, be assured that we will do our best to continuously deliver quality patient care and hopefully, this reopening will serve as a beacon of hope for the rest of our staff, patrons and well-wishers. Thank you for being with us throughout this journey. Your patience and support are much appreciated especially during these trying times. Be assured that your health and safety will always be our priority,” Dr Sanmiet concluded.