Centre to support Rs. 358 crore hospital in Sikkim

Sikkim Health minister Dr. M.K. Sharma with Union DoNER minister Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Wed, Jul 10, 2019

GANGTOK,: The Centre government will support the construction of 300-bed hospital in Sikkim at a cost of Rs. 358.29 crore, Union Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister Jitendra Singh said today after a meeting with a delegation of Sikkim Health minister Dr. Mani Kumar Sharma.
A PIB release informs, minister Singh said the clearance has already been given by the NITI Aayog and the Union Health ministry, and very soon, similar clearance will also be provided by the DoNER ministry for the hospital proposed to be built at Namchi, the South district headquarters.
Jitendra Singh recalled that during the last over five years of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a number of held-up projects were cleared and executed. He referred to the first-ever airport in Sikkim which was inaugurated at Pakyong by the Prime Minister. He also mentioned the Sikkim being declared as the first ‘Organic State’ of India during Prime Minister’s visit in 2016.
Jitendra Singh said Sikkim is a State blessed with rich natural potentials and in recent years, the number of tourists has multiplied manifold. It is therefore, he said, in the fitness of things to address the healthcare requirements of the State, to as much extent as possible.
During the meeting, the Sikkim Health minister also brought up before the DoNER minister the demand for having a 100 bed hospital at Mangan, North Sikkim, another 100 bed hospital at Singtam, East Sikkim and the upgradation of Pakyong primary health centre. The DoNER minister suggested to the State Health minister to deliberate these proposals at the State government level and then put them forward through the appropriate procedure for further feasibility.


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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