Honorable Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad paid visit to Rangpo in order to have first hand information on the ongoing process, protocols, preparedness and logistics at the screening centre at the Rangpo border check post in East Sikkim.

Honorable Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad paid a visit to Rangpo in order to have first-hand information on the ongoing process, protocols, preparedness and logistics at the screening center at the Rangpo border check post in East Sikkim.

 

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Gangtok, Sikkim

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

In order to have first hand information on the ongoing process, protocols, preparedness and logistics at the screening centre at the Rangpo border check post in East Sikkim, Honorable Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad today  paid visit to Rangpo. He was accompanied by Addl. Chief Secretary to Governor Dr. K Jayakumar and other officers. 

In a formal interaction held at Rangpo Tourist Lodge, Chief Medical Officer East District Dr. Tshering Laden apprised the Honorable Governor on the detailed process of screening at the facility created near the check post on the arrival of Sikkimese from other states.  She stated that the since the arrival of Sikkimese from various parts of the country as per the guidelines of the government started on 5th May, the screening process and sending the persons to various facility quarantine centres have begun. CMO further apprised about the mandatory COVID 19 test of persons sent to facility quarantines   within 5 days  for further process and protocols. Director Health Services Dr. Sonam T. Ethenpa  and SDM Rangpo Shri Prem Kamal rai were also present during the briefing.

Honorable Governor expressed his pleasure on the state of preparedness and precautions being ensured at the Rangpo Check Post by the frontline COVID warriors including Health professionals, Police and members of Civil Administration. As a token of encouragement to the COVID warriors, Honorable Governor handed over the consignment of sanitizers, face masks and ready to eat food packets to  all three wings of frontline workers i.e. health, police and civil administration.

 On his return journey, Honorable Governor made a brief stop over at facility quarantine centres at Himalayan Hostel, Khanikhola and SMIT Girls Hostel, Majhitar and handed over the ready to eat food packets meant for students under quarantine  to the in-charge of the  respective centres. He stressed on the absolute discipline, safety and precautions to be followed in each centres in view of the gradual increase in the number of occupants and the flow of Sikkimese coming to the State from outside.

Joint Secretary (PR) to Governor                                                                      

SKM/GOV/JS(PR)/2020/35

6th May, 2020