Mizoram is likely to face a shortage of hospitals if COVID-19 cases keeps on increasing rapidly. At present, COVID-19 hospitals in the state can accommodate only 1,737 patients.
There are also six other COVID care centres that can admit about 300 personnel of paramilitary forces.
A Presbyterian church in Aizawl”s Tuikhuahtlang and the Young Mizo Association’s Tuikhuahtlang branch have offered their halls to be used as COVID care centres. These can accommodate about 70 patients.
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The state government has urged churches and other YMA branches to offer space for such care centres.
On the other hand, the state reported 141 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the State to 1,333.
There are 583 active COVID-19 cases in the State, while 750 patients have been discharged after getting cured of the viral infection. However, the state has not reported any deaths due to the novel Coronavirus.
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