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Life has not been a cake walk for the frontline warriors. The nation has been under lockdown for over months, still continuing partially, but the call of duty continues for our frontline workers who risk it all to ensure that we are safe and that health services were not affected because of the lockdown. One of them is Dr. S S Nongbri, the Joint Director of Health Services who along with his team were the first people to challenge the dreaded virus and had been watchful with the medical teams & their conditions for covid-19 in the state since beginning. Team Eastern Panorama along with the Editor Harsh Jhunjhunwala and reporter Donboklang Wanniang interacted with the Medical Superintendent of Shillong Civil Hospital, Dr. S S Nongbri who gave the insights prevailing in the state. 

Dr S.S Nongbri is an MBBS from Assam Medical College Dibrugarh (AMC) batch of 1989. He had been the Quality Manager Blood Transmission Medicine FAIMS. Dr. S.S. Nongbri, also holds the position of Jt. Director in Meghalaya Child Health & Family Welfare (MCH&FW).  Out of 30 years of his career, 17 years he has contributed in the service of Blood Banking. Dr. S.S Nongbri, had been the Incharge of Blood Bank in Jowai and also initiated the blood storage centre in Civil Hospital. He had also been the part of the Regional Blood Bank, Pasteur Institute, Shillong for 14 years. Till date the entire state is using his SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) which he had written for blood banking.

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In the course of pandemic, corona warriors have been working hard day and night to heal the affected ones, yet there is a long way, for the situation to turn to into normalcy. Meghalaya Covid cases have been rising with each day and the Government in collaboration with medical officers is leaving no stone unturned to give a solid defense against Covid 19.

Eastern Panorama reporter Donboklang Wanniang interacted with the veteran Director of Health Services Dr. A Warr, who have been tracking the cases since day one, and gave us an insight of the overall situation. Despite his busy schedule, he gave us his excerpts which are as follows:

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