Gangtok Chalo team reaches Singtam

Gangtok, 22 Jan:

Sikkim Progressive Youth Forum has completed the third day of the movement ‘Gangtok Chalo’. The movement that started on 20 Jan from Gyalshing halted at Hingdam, South Sikkim on the first day and reached Yangang on the second day, a press release informs.

Today the march started from Yangang and reached AdarshGaon,Singtam by the end of the day. By Wednesday afternoon, the team will reach Gangtok and stay there until all their demands are fulfilled, the release mentions.

The Forum wants the government to fulfil assurances that the Health Minister had given on 03 Aug 2018. In the written assurance, it is stated that the IPHS norms of the Government of India will be implemented 100 percent in Gyalshing Hospital within 90 days from the day of signing the letter and the condition of all other hospitals will be upgraded.

“We are demanding the Government to fulfil its own written assurance. We do not understand why Government is so reluctant to provide the necessities of a district hospital,” the Forum has said.

The team has further appealed to all people living in and around Singtam, Ranipool and Gangtok to join them on the way to Gangtok.