STAFF Correspondent SHILLONG, May 23 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today visited the Bethany Hospital here, which reopened after being closed for over a month following detection of the first COVID-19 case of the State.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma lighting a lamp to mark the reopening of Bethany Hospital, in Shillong on Saturday. – UB Photos
Dr John Sailo Rynthathiang, the 69-year-old founder of the hospital who had contracted COVID-19, passed away in the hospital on April 15. He was the first COVID-19 patient in Meghalaya. After Dr Sailo’s demise, the hospital and its second campus at Nongpoh in Ri-Bhoi district were sealed.
“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 which supported the Government and the Bethany Hospital during the time,” the Chief Minister said.
Sangma was joined by Dr Sailo’s widow and other family members in paying tribute to the deceased.
Sangma said the biggest tribute to Dr Sailo would be for the medical team to continue with the good work and fulfil his vision for the people.