Gangtok, March 2: (IPR) The Medical Superintendent, STNM Hospital Dr. K.B.Gurung in a press release gave a brief overview of the ongoing shifting process from STNM to the new multi-speciality 1000 bedded hospital at Sochaygang.
He said that for the benefit of the Sikkimese people, the hospital has been trying to do its best to expedite the whole process thereby making the shift hasslefree and in the quickest duration of time possible. Dr. Gurung said that phasewise shifting has been undertaken keeping in mind the situation of serious patients and because it involves heavy equipments and machineries, it takes time to set up for immediate action. He also enlightened that the whole shifting process will be completed by next week.
Talking about the functionality of the new hospital the MS briefed that from 4th February 2019, clinics have already started. Almost 30 departments have shifted and labour rooms, wards and OT are also functional in the new hospital. Free bus services to and fro is also in place for the convenience of the people which plies from old STNM Hospital every half an hour.
Dr. K.B.Gurung also informed that any serious patients needing medical assistance immediately will be referred at Central Referral Hospital till the shifting process is over where they will be attended free of cost and the same has been relayed to the Medical Superintendant of CRH and all CMOs of districts. He stated that all indoor patients have also started being shifted and that a special facility called Yatri Niwas has been set up in the new hospital whereby one attendant of the patient will be given free meal and stay.
Dr. Gurung said that this is a new era in public healthcare which has all the latest equipments with renowned specialists and thus he appealed to the people to extend cooperation and utilize the services and facilities which have been created for their convenience. At the end he extended his thanks to SP East and SP Traffic for all the help extended.