GJM Bimal faction and SSWS open isolation centre

Smrita Khawas

Gangtok, 09 Jun:

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal Faction) with the initiative of Singalila Social Welfare Society opened a Covid-19 isolation centre named Kanchenjunga Isolation Centre at Malidhura Kanchenjunga School hostel today where both male and female wards have been made.

"We have started covid-19 isolation centre from today where everyone from anywhere is welcome to stay for free. We have started two wards [one male and one female] with 20 beds in each and in future according to the requirement we will increase the number of beds till 50- 50 bed capacity,” said Bimal Gurung.

He added that the main reason behind opening the isolation centre here in Malidhura was because compared to Darjeeling town, the climate is warmer and most of the area is covered with trees and plants because of such environment the patient will recover fast.

“We can see because of covid-19 many patients have to go through mental stress. Also we have been working and reaching many red zone areas to keep them motivated and also to tell them that they are not alone. Many of the NGO's have been helping us. We are very much thankful for medical equipments and in future also we will be working to help the people of Hills as well as Terai and Dooars".

ACMOH’s Anupam Bhattacharya said, "Two doctors with 10 nursing staff are here in the isolation centre but we will get more staff soon. We just want to appeal to all the public that as soon as they face mild symptoms of Covid -19 they should go for testing so that medical team can help them. As nowadays, we are seeing that people get mild symptoms and recover within 3 days but after some time suddenly the oxygen level goes down and then they seek help. And because of that we request all the public not to take covid-19 lightly and take precautions as needed and in future if anyone suffers from even the mildest symptom they should contact a doctor immediately.”