Minister inspects work at 1000-bedded Multi-Speciality Hospital

Gangtok, 12 No [IPR]: Minister for Health Care, Human Services and Family Welfare Deptt., Arjun Kumar Ghatani, visited the 1000-bedded Multi Speciality Hospital at Sichey today.

The Minister led the inspection minutely to each and every ward along with the concerned Heads of the Departments (HoD) and discussed the finishing of pending works at the earliest in their respective wards for early shifting of the STNM Hospital.

The day long inspection visit began from the Super Speciality Wards starting from the top floor followed by AHU Central Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Operation Theatre of ENT, Eye, Ortho and general surgery on the 7th floor.

Thereafter, the team inspected the upcoming Labour Room, pre and post operative area of gynecology deptt and different sections included in the Paediatric section.

The Minister discussed technical aspects with the Secretary, concerned HoD, Project director of the Multi Speciality Hospital, S. Bhattacharya, and further instructed completion of all requirements at the earliest.

The Minister also urged HoDs to take care of their concerned responsibilities to press further for early completion of their respective wards.

Later, the Minister and team visited the Department of Medicine, ENT, Nephrology, Chest and Respiratory, Dermatology, gastroenterology, Dental, Cardiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Bio-Chemistry, Histopathology, Blood Bank, Opthalmology wards, Central Sterile Services Department, Delux cabin, special cabin, oxyzen supply centre, etc where required work and update on present scenario was noted.

The Minister also chaired a brief session with all officials and stressed upon completion of the Hospital within the stipulated time to avoid any further delays.

He also asked HoDs to submit additional requirements of their respective departments with the authorities so that all essentialities for the shifting of the STNM Hospital are prepared beforehand.

The Minister was accompanied by the Commissioner/ Secretary, Vishal Chauhan, Principal Director Dr Pempa T Bhutia, Medical Superintendent STNM Hospital Dr KB Gurung, Director Dr. Uttam Pradhan, Additional Chief Engineer LD Lamtha, Head of the Departments under Health Services, officials from Buildings and Housing Deptt. and other officials.