Honorable Governor chairs a review meeting on Covid 19 situation in the state.

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PRESS RELEASE

 

Gangtok, July 10 (Raj Bhavan): The Governor of Sikkim, Ganga Prasad today held meeting with the State Health Minister, Dr. M K Sharma and DG-cum-Secretary, Dr. Pempa T Bhutia at Raj Bhavan and reviewed Covid-19 situation in State.

During the meeting Governor enquired about the requisite measure taken by the government to tackle the spread of Coronavirus as the State government has allowed inter state movement including tourists and other relevant issues.

The Health Minister, Dr. Sharma apprised the Governor that over 5 lakh population received first and second dose of Covid vaccine and the State government is making all effort to increase vaccination coverage as Sikkim has adequate stock of vaccine. Minister further stated that the recovery rate of Covid infected people is more than 85 percent and present death rate stands 0.3 percent.

Dr. M. K Sharma further mentioned that Covid dedicated hospital is coming up in Karfectar, Jorethang in South Sikkim and it will be completed in next two months.

DG-cum-Secretary, Dr. Pempa T Bhutia informed Governor that keeping in view of third wave of Coronavirus, pediatric ICU also established in new STNM hospital. Dr. Bhutia stated that other district hospitals; Singtam, East Sikkim and Gyalshing, West Sikkim are fully equipped with oxygen plant and it is fully operational. And oxygen plant of district hospitals; Namchi, South Sikkim and Mangan, North Sikkim will be operational shortly.

The Governor directed to take necessary measures to effectively manage and mitigate any resurgence of Covid positive cases in the State. He emphasized to maintain strict and constant vigil in containment zones including appropriate behaviour by all through community engagement and strict enforcement measures.