Governor launches precautionary dose in Sikkim

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 08:00 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 02:18 [IST]

Governor launches precautionary dose in Sikkim

GANGTOK, (IPR): Governor Ganga Prasad today launched the precautionary dose for Covid-19 at AYUSH Building in the premises of STNM Hospital, at Sochyagang.
After launching the vaccine, the Governor and First Lady Kamla Devi took the precautionary dose.
The programme had the presence of Health commissioner-cum-secretary D. Anandan, STNM Hospital additional medical superintendent Dr. Suresh Rasaily and medical staff.
It may be mentioned that the precautionary dose was launched simultaneously throughout the country today. As per the guidelines from the Government of India, the precautionary dose (or the 3rd dose) will be administered on health workers, front line workers and persons above 60 years of age with comorbidities.  

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