Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P. S. Tamang (Golay) called on Hon’ble Governor Shri Ganga Prasad

Gangtok, 28 April (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P. S. Tamang (Golay) called on Hon’ble Governor Shri Ganga Prasad earlier today at Raj Bhawan to discuss the prevalent situation regarding COVID-19. The HCM was accompanied by Cabinet Ministers, Chief Secretary, DGP and HoDs of the line department.

The HCM apprised the Governor regarding the measures taken by the State government during the second phase of lockdown and conveyed gratitude for his concern for the State and the people of Sikkim.

The Governor enquired about the well being of the frontline warriors and the status of the construction of the testing facility and availability of essential commodities in the State.

The HCM informed that the State government has initiated the process of collecting data of people who are stranded outside the State. However, these people can come back to the State provided the interstate transportation is open, he added.

Mobile testing units have been set up at Rangpo and we have already received four testing machines which are being installed at STNM, the HCM stated.

The Governor was also briefed about the quarantine facilities that have been identified for the same. The testing lab is on the verge of completion and the testing machine and technicians are being brought to Sikkim as soon as possible, the HCM informed.

Similarly, specific vehicles have been identified for transportation of essential goods. Agricultural works and factories have been functioning and construction works are being carried out with materials available in the State.

The Hon’ble Governor emphasized that we should continue with social distancing, take necessary precautions and respect the authorities during the time of crisis.

The HCM has assured him that guidelines will be implemented based on the situation in the State while keeping in mind the instructions received from the central government.

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