Gangtok, April 16: (IPR): Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang called on Governor Shri Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhawan this morning to brief about the decisions taken by the State Government after the announcement of lockdown extension by the Prime Minister on 14th April 2020.
The Chief Minister informed the Governor about his recent visit to Rangpo and Melli check posts to take stock of the precautionary measures in place.
During the call on it was also informed that the State government has decided to provide one-time medical relief amounting to Rs 30,000 to the patients from Sikkim stranded in different parts of the country.
In addition to this, the government has also decided to provide all ASHA workers with an honorarium of Rs 5,000 in view of their role in the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19
He also briefed the Governor about the steps taken to distribute the relief material which has been carried out successfully. An additional list of 29000 beneficiaries will be provided with the relief material by Sunday, he added.
During the call on, a portal COVID-19 Transmission Chain Prevention System of Health & Family Welfare Department developed by NIC was launched jointly.
The portal has a self-reporting module wherein people who have returned to the State can register themselves. Those people will be observed for 14 days with constant monitoring.
The Governor also handed over the cheque of Rs. 11 lakh as a contribution made by Mahashay Shri Dharampal Gulati, CEO of MDH spices for the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.