Health Dept officials pay surprise visit to Namchi Hospital

Gangtok, 26 Jul:

Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Health Department, Vishal Chauhan, along with Principal Director, Dr Pempa Bhutia, conducted a surprise visit to Namchi District Hospital in South Sikkim today wherein cleanliness in the hospital toilets and wards were found to be satisfactory.

A press release informs that the Commissioner has directed the concerned staff to clean the bathrooms every 2 hoursfor which three additional safai karmacharis will be provided to Namchi District Hospital. Water will also be provided by tanker/fire brigade if necessary, the release adds.

Further, the hospital has also been directed to restrict the number of visitors for each patient during visiting hours.

For security of the hospital, four home guards are to be deployed in addition to its existing security guards.