Gangtok, March 31: (IPR) Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) held a video conference with Chief Medical Officers(CMOs) and District Medical Superintendent(DMS) of all four districts here at Samman Bhawan today.
During the conference, the Chief Minister took detailed stock of Health care, status, and preparedness about COVID-19 in all four districts including all health care centres. He inquired about the basic facilities including medical equipment, PPE, medical supplies and manpower status of the District Hospitals, CHCs, PHCs and PHSCs.
He also asked the Chief Medical Officers and District Medical Superintendent to maintain sufficient stock of medicines and directed them that common people at this hour of a pandemic should not face any difficulties in obtaining necessary health care facilities and services.
The medical teams communicated with the Chief Minister and listed out the difficulties faced by their respective areas. The Chief Minister immediately instructed the Principal Secretary (Health) to resolve all necessary issues and provide an immediate solution.
The Chief Minister assured all possible help and cooperation from the government and asked them to be on duty diligently and work with dedication and determination.
He appreciated the efforts that are being put in by the front line workers of the Health Department and also appealed that we should all work in tandem and with one goal that is to keep Sikkim away from COVID-19.
The video conferencing was attended by State Health Minister Dr. M.K Sharma, Chief Secretary Shri S.C. Gupta, Principal Secretary Health Shri K. Shrinivasulu, and Secretary(Health) Dr. P.T Bhutia.