Honorable Governor appraises Union Defence Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh on preparations for COVID-19 management in the State.



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                                                                                            RAJ BHAVAN

                                                                                   GANGTOK, SIKKIM


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The Honorable Union Defence Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh reviewed status and preparations for COVID-19 management with the Honorable Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad today in view of the surge of Coronavirus cases all across the country.

In a telephonic conversation with the Honorable Defence Minister, the Honorable Governor apprised about Covid-19 situation in the State as Sikkim witnessed increase in the number of cases. The Honorable Governor informed that full-fledged Covid bed facility, oxygen and other infrastructure is adequately in the State.

The Honorable Defence Minister stated that the ex-servicemen of doctor and paramedical staff of the Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force can be directed to join the government hands to fight against noble Coronavirus.

Discussing the surge in the Covid cases, the Honorable Governor informed Union Defence Minister about various urgent measures taken by the State government to fight the second phase of COVID-19 challenge and further said that State is fully prepared to tackle Coronavirus cases.

The Honorable Governor has also assured to Union Defence Minister that the Sikkim government is working closely and vigilant as the cases are in surge under the directives of centre government to contain the infected case.

The Honorable Governor extended his gratitude to the Honorable Defence Minister for extending the Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force support against Covid-19 battle.

Further, the Honorable Governor mentioned that as per the guidelines of centre government Covid-19 vaccination programme was held effectively in the State.


Date: 27/04/2021