GANGTOK, March 31 - Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang today held a video conference with chief medical officers (CMOs) and district medical superintendents of all four districts at the Samman Bhawan here, during which he took stock of the status and preparedness for COVID-19. Tamang inquired about basic facilities, including medical equipment, PPE, medical supplies and manpower of the district hospitals, CHCs, PHCs and PHSCs.
He also asked the CMOs and the district medical superintendents to maintain sufficient stocks of medicines and ensure that common people do not face any difficulties in accessing necessary healthcare facilities and services.
Medical teams communicated with the Chief Minister and listed the difficulties faced in their respective areas. The Chief Minister immediately instructed the Principal Secretary (Health) to resolve all necessary issues and provide immediate solutions.
Tamang assured all possible help and cooperation from the Government and asked the medical teams to work with dedication and determination. He appreciated the efforts being put in by frontline workers of the Health Department. �We should all work in tandem with one goal � that is to keep Sikkim away from COVID-19,� Tamang stressed.