COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus Disease 2019) Pandemic

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.


COVID-19 Cases in EGH






COVID-19 Response in EGH

Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP)

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


District COVID-19 Management Unit (DCMU)


COVID-19 Testing Centres

The following are the available COVID-19 Testing Centres in the district:

  • Antigen Test (Rapid Test): In Williamnagar Civil Hospital, in Rongjeng CHC and all PHCs in the district.
  • TrueNAT Test: In Williamnagar Civil Hospital, sample collection centres is done at Rongjeng CHC and all PHCs in the district.
  • RT-PCR Test: There is no facility in the district for RT-PCR tests, however sample collection can be done in Williamnagar Civil Hospital, Rongjeng CHC and all PHCs. Samples are then sent to other testing centres. The nearest RT-PCR Testing facility is Tura Civil Hospital in neighbouring West Garo Hills District.


Corona Care Centres/COVID-19 Hospital

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.


COVID-19 Warriors in the District


COVID-19 Updates & Notifications

Micro-Containment Zones:

  1. No active containment/muicro-containment zones in the district
Release Date Notification
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



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