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Sikkim Preparing for possible Corona 3rd Wave: Dr Pempa Bh DG

In addition to the Covid dedicated hospital in the capital, another one is being constructed for South & West, at Karfectar Jorethang, at the behest of Chief Minister PS Tamang.

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Gangtok: Sikkim is getting ready to fight against the third wave of Corona. In addition to the Covid dedicated hospital in the capital, another one is being constructed for South & West, at Karfectar Jorethang, at the behest of Chief Minister PS Tamang.
In the 3rd wave children would be more prone to it, the Paediatric ward in the Hospital is being upgraded. We are focusing on 5 major activities as per the guidelines of the Govt of India, the Paediatric unit for all the Districts. And we are going to build a Centre of Excellence of Paediatrics. The hospital will also be equipped with Information System. Manpower has to be prepared also, steps are underway,’ said Dr Pempa Tshering, Secretary Health. 97 of State patients suffered from Delta Variant in June as per the Report from Kalyani hospital, West Bengal in July ’21.
‘The Corona dedication could be noticed in the State from February 2020, when the first case of Corona was detected in Nepal. We were just not having anything.’
Comparatively now we have required logistics. In the last year 2020, we were struggling up to March to access Masks, even gloves and hand sanitisers for the Health Workers. But no dearth currently.’
Comparing the earlier status of Corona In Sikkim in 2020 with 2021 till now Dr said, ‘ we had 6428 positive cases 7.5%, while this year till now we have 16364 that is 18.3%. The cases have increased due to the Delta variant, which transmits at a faster speed.2020 Witnessed 136 Corona deaths, but this year we have witnessed 181 till now. Last year 82% died of co-morbidities, this year so far 51% have died due to it.’Sikkim is looking forward to the Central fund to start carrying out the latest directions for infrastructure. All are tired of Corona and waiting for the State to be Corona Free!

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