CRH launches Covid vaccination site

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 08:15 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 02:32 [IST]

CRH launches Covid vaccination site

GANGTOK,: The Covid-19 vaccination session site for doctors, nurses and staff of Central Referral Hospital (CRH), a constituent hospital of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS) under Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) was formally launched here at SMU premises today here in Tadong.
The vaccination site is well contained with all necessary infrastructure, a press release informs.
The launch programme was held in the presence of SMU vice chancellor Lt.Gen. Dr R. S. Grewal, Dr. Phumzay Denzongpa, director RCH-cum-State Immunisation Officer and others.
A total of 100 vaccinees were identified on the launch day.
Prof. Dr. Parvati Nandy, head of Department of Medicine, CRH, was the first recipient today and this will continue to cover all eligible staffs in the coming days, the release informs.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi