West Sikkim Health Update

Gyalshing, 3rd April 2020 (IPR): As informed by Shri. Karma R. Bonpo, the District Collector, West the District Administration, West Sikkim has procured a Ventilator for the Isolation Center created to tackle COVID-19 epidemic at Ayush Hospital Kyongsa, Gyalshing, West Sikkim. The Ventilator along with Syringe pump was procured from Mindray company through the SDRF funds.

Besides STNM, Ayush Hospital Gyalshing is the Isolation Center for COViD-19 and currently, ten beds are available at the centre which can be revamped to 40 beds. The isolation centre is currently being manned by the medical team of Gyalshing Hospital led by Dr Anusha Lama, Chief Medical Officer, West Sikkim.

The Isolation Center has sent 9 samples for testing and all have come back negative. The centre is currently well-stocked with PPEs, N95 masks, surgical masks and medicines to tackle COVID-19. Further, all the logistics are being provided by the District Administration for the Isolation Center at Ayush Hospital, Gyalshing.

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