Raj Bhavan celebrates National Doctors Day 2021.

 

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                                                                                         RAJ BHAVAN

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PRESS RELEASE

 

On the occasion of National Doctors Day, Raj Bhawan, Sikkim felicitated Doctors, health workers, District Collectors and Superintendent of Police of all four districts.  

 

The Honorable Governor, Shri. Ganga Prasad graced the celebration as the Chief Guest and Honorable Chief Minister, Shri. Prem Singh Tamang attended as the guest of honor. 

 

The Honorable Cabinet Ministers, Political Secretary to HCM, Chief Secretary, Addl. Chief Secretaries, Secretary to HCM, Director General cum Secretary Health, senior govt. officers, doctors, and awardees were present. 

 

The Honorable Governor, Shri. Ganga Prasad, in his address, mentioned that Doctors Day is observed across the country to acknowledge the work and effort of doctors in saving lives. He mentioned that Doctors Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was also a freedom fighter of India and Chief Minister of West Bengal, whose great contributions in the field of medicine is unparalleled.

He mentioned that doctors, nurses, paramedics, ASHA workers and other front line workers have relentlessly devoted their service to fight against COVID-19 pandemic. They have not only treated patients but have put their own lives at stake to give a new life to others, and that all the appreciation and honour in words will always fall short.

He mentioned that about 800 doctors lost their lives to COVID-19 in India, and on this occasion, he paid his tribute to those lives lost and offered his heartfelt condolences to their families.

The Honorable Governor said that like the saying goes need is the root of invention, likewise in Sikkim, during the pandemic, testing labs were set up, oxygen plant was established and various other works in the health sector were carried out.

He also mentioned that Sikkim has very good medical facilities, good doctors, good hospitals and the way they served the Sikkimese citizen is beyond commendable.

He concluded his address by extending his heartfelt gratitude and warm greetings to all the doctors and frontline workers who have proved that there is no greater duty than service during the course of pandemic. He extended his warm greetings to the doctors on the occasion of National Doctors Day.

The Honorable Chief Minister, Shri. Prem Singh Tamang congratulated and greeted the doctors on the occasion of National Doctors Day and Felicitation Function. He thanked the Honorable Governor, Shri. Ganga Prasad for hosting this first-of-its kind-function to felicitate the doctors and frontline workers.

The Honorable Chief Minister highlighted the significance of the day and said that Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy is one of the greatest sources of inspiration of India and his life is one to imbibe from. He is not only inspirational for doctors and politicians, but for every citizen of the country.

The Honorable Chief Minister mentioned that amidst the greatest challenge brought on by COVID-19, the State Government did not falter in fighting it. He extended his heartfelt gratitude to every department of the State Government and the Health Department for its relentless and selfless service to the people of Sikkim.

He mentioned that the health sector went beyond its capability, showed strength during the weakest period and for which he is wholeheartedly proud and grateful. He also proudly informed the new establishments of ICUs, rooms, ventilator, dedicated COVID Hospital amongst other infrastructure development in the health sector.

The Honorable Chief Minister extended his gratitude towards the Honorable Governor, for his concern and guidance to tackle the difficulties brought on by pandemic in the State.

The Honorable Chief Minister informed that despite the Pandemic the State Government established Dialysis Centre in District Hospitals, and aims to set up a cancer hospital with the latest facilities at Karfectar, for which the budget has been allocated for the year 2021-22.

He informed that during the Pandemic, 404 medical employees that include doctors, specialists, super specialists, nurses, dentists, dental surgeons were recruited and 30 GDMOs are in the process of being recruited with relaxation in the roster, to increase the manpower in the Medical Field.

The Honorable Chief Minister mentioned that he is proud of the doctors, nurses, paramedics and urged the citizens to trust the healthcare facilities of their homeland, now more than ever.

The Honorable Governor joined the Honorable Chief Minister in conferring Awards and felicitations to doctors, front line workers and officers of the State Government.

Shri. Raj Yadav IAS, Secretary to the Honorable Governor, he has served as the District Collector East in the past & Shri. K. Ragul IAS, District Collector South- Shri. Bharani Sharma IAS, District Collector West - Shri. Karma R Bonpo IAS, District Collector North- Shri. Tenzing T. Kaleon SCS,

Superintendent of Police East, Dr. Siva Prasad Yellasiri IPS, Superintendent of Police West, Shri. Tashi Wangyal Bhutia IPS, Superintendent of Police South, Shri Thakur Thapa IPS, Superintendent of Police North, Smt. Ongmu Bhutia SPS, 

HoD Medicine STNM Gangtok, Dr. Yogesh Ghimirey, Medical Officer STNM Gangtok, Dr. Alin Subba, Medical Officer IC Urban PHC Gangtok, Dr. Kunzang Lepcha, Medical Officer STNM Gangtok, Dr. Bhavna Rai, ANS STNM Gangtok, Smt. Sumitra Sharma, Data Entry Operator STNM Gangtok, Smt. Pushpa Rai, Medical Attendant STNM Gangtok, Shri. Sameer Chettri, Safai Karmachari STNM Gangtok, Shri. Binod Balmiki

Senior Resident, Deptt of Anesthesiology, CRH- Dr. Vinay D M, CRH- Dr. Sandeep Kashyap, Resident CRH - Dr. Amanda Lipkashi Pradhan, PG Resident CRH- Dr. Manish Ranwa, Intern CRH- Dr. Bidya Laxmi, Intern CRH- Dr. Shaumik Bhattacharya.

East Hospitals

Dental Surgeon, Samdong PHC- Dr. Chumipa Bhutia,

Dental Surgeon, Dist Hospital Singtam- Dr. Insha Pradhan,

ANM Pangthang PHSC- Smt. Thi ley Ongmu Bhutia,

T.O Sang PHC- Shri. Yadhu Prasad Poudyal

Councellor District Hospital- Pinkey Bhutia

South Hospitals

MOIC/ Temi PHC- Dr. Kamala Pariyar

MOIC/ Ravangla PHC- Dr. Pallavi Pariyqr

Staff Nurse Namchi- Smt. Suja Hang Subba & Shri. Buddha Lohar

Aganwadi Worker, Lower Mamring- Smt. Nirmala Pradhan

West Hospital

Dist. Surveillance Officer, Gyalshing- Dr. Leezum Foning Lepcha

MO, Gyalshing- Dr. Rajesh Subba

Dental, Mangalbarey PHC- Dr. Abhishek Pradhan

Asst. Nursing Superintendent, Gyalshing- Smt. Padma Kumari Chettri

MLHP Nurse, Pakkigaon PHSC, Soreng- Ms. Tenzing Daduen Bhutia

North Hospitals

GDMO/MS ENT, Mangan- Dr. Rinzing Chopel Dadul

Health Educator, Mangan- Shri. Rinchen Namgyal Bhutia

ANM flu clinic, Mangan - Ms. Sangay Palmu Bhutia

GNM isolation ward, Mangan - Ms. Alsonmit Lepcha

Safaikarmachari, Mangan- Shri. Rodick Rai