Sun, Oct 28, 2018

255 staff nurses appointed, most deputed to rural areas
GANGTOK,: The public healthcare sector in Sikkim has been strengthened with recent appointment of 255 staff nurses by the Health department.
As per the government order, most of these newly appointed staff nurses have been sent to district hospitals and primary health centres. The staff nurses are highly qualified and experienced with GNM course and many of them have also done B.Sc and M.Sc in nursing also.
A Health department press release informs that Singtam district hospital has been provided with 29 staff nurses, Gyalshing district hospital has been provided with 22 staff nurses, Mangan district hospital has been provided with 22 staff nurses and Namchi district hospital has been provided with 38 staff nurses.
Besides that, a good number of staff nurses have been posted at Primary Health Centres all over the State to serve the rural population. It has been endeavour of the government to strengthen health services in the rural areas.
Very recently, newly appointed 46 doctors have also been posted at Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres all over the State. As a result, now almost all Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres in the State are having two doctors each, the release informs.
Posting of these manpower in the rural areas are bound to improve the health services as these additional manpower of doctors and nurses who are well qualified will provide good preventive and curative health services to the rural population. Besides that as new 1000 multi-speciality hospital is also getting ready and almost 100 staff nurses have been provided for upcoming multi-speciality hospital for its smooth functioning, the release mentions.

Remote West villages gets a primary health sub-centre

GANGTOK,: Six micro villages under geographically difficult area of Gangyap, West Sikkim today got a primary health sub-centre (PHSC). The PHSC was running in a rented house since 1990.
Health minister A.K. Ghatani inaugurated the newly constructed PHSC in presence of Yuksam-Tashiding constituency MLA Sonam Dadul Bhutia at Gangyap, an IPR release informs.
The newly constructed six-roomed PHSC has OPD section, labour room, dressing room, maternal and child health, antenatal care and postnatal care section.
After the inauguration, the Health minister interacted with the people and the staff of the health centre and highlighted developmental activities carried out by the government in health sector since 1994. He said the new PHSC is a historic achievement the people of the Gangyap and its peripheral areas. He further urged the community for cooperation to maintain the newly inaugurated departmental asset for the benefit of the local people.
The minister also assured to act promptly further to provide additional medical facilities at the earliest.
Thereafter the minister along with MLA Bhutia made an inspection visit to far-reaching area of west district and visited Kongri primary health sub-centre.
They inspected every section including injection and dressing room, OPD, labour room, maternal and child health clinic of the health centre.
The minister also visited the staff quarters and further instructed concerned officials to carry out renovation work of existing infrastructures which are at repairable stage, the release mentions.
The minister interacted with the staff and took stock on number of patients visiting health centre, institutional delivery and disease prevalence in the peripheral areas. During the interaction, it was decided to organise Chief Ministers Comprehensive Annual and Total Check up for Healthy Sikkim (CATCH) programme at the Kongri PHSC on November 16.
Minister Ghatani later visited Tashiding primary health centre in the evening. He thoroughly visited each and every ward and took stock on availability of medicines and other medical facilities and further assured to fulfil demands of X-Ray machine, lavatory for staff, and manpower for laboratory investigations. He advised the panchayats to cultivate organic vegetables in unoccupied land of the health centre, the release adds.




Area: 7096 Sq Km
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
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