Gangtok, 4th May(IPR): Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) took stock of the preparedness of medical team for COVID-19 at the new STNM hospital (Sochyagang), today. Chief Minister was accompanied by the Health Minister Dr M.K Sharma.
During his visit, the Principal Secretary (Health) briefed about the plans and gave a tour of the facilities which have been specifically created for COVID-19 patients. The 8th and the 9th floor of the hospital are dedicated for COVID-19 cases with isolation wards for asymptomatic cases and the 8th floor for positive cases with ICUs and separate entry points to these wards.
It was also informed that the nurses and the staff are regularly trained to prepare them for any possibility of positive cases in the state. Further, the hospital administration was strictly directed to step up efforts to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in the complex at par with the private hospitals.
Chief Minister also interacted with the doctors and the staff of the hospital and requested them to continue with their effort and dedication and assured that the government will provide all the necessary help.