Gangtok, Jan 25 (IPR)
Vishal Chauhan, Commissioner cum Secretary Health department, Dr Pemba T. Bhutia Principal Director -I , Dr Uttam Pradhan Principal Director and Dr Bimal Kr Rai, MD National Health Mission today met with the Sikkim Progressive Youth Forum representatives at dharna site, District Administrative Centre and requested to discuss various issues related to Geyzing hospital.
However, SPYF representatives refused to participate in the discussion. Earlier also Dr Pemba Bhutia and Dr Uttam Pradhan met them on 23/01/2019 evening at Titanic park and explained to them about the action taken by Health department for improvement of Geyzing hospital.
Health department, Government of Sikkim appealed to Sikkim progressive Youth Forum to cooperate and give their suggestion and advice to health department through discussion. Health department is making all efforts to improve health facilities in district hospitals and PHCs/ PHSCs. It is to be noted that department has recently restructured health cadre and created several posts of doctors and specialists. As a result, recently 47 doctors and 261 Staff Nurses have been appointed. Recruitment process for more than 50 no of specialists through SPSC is on and is likely to be completed in the first week of February 2019. Once these specialists are recruited many will be posted at district hospitals, which will strengthen all district hospitals and STNM Hospital.
It is to be mentioned here that Sikkim Youth Progressive Forum has staged a dharna demanding better facilities in Geyzing district hospital.