STNM Emergency Ward services resumed: Health Secretary
Gangtok, August 4: The Emergency services at STNM Hospital, Sochakgang, have resumed effectively from the 4th of August, 2020 after all the primary contacts of the STNM Emergency ward doctor, who had tested for positive for COVID-19, showed negative results.
Via the daily Health Bulletin by Dr Pempa T. Bhutia, Director General cum Health Secretary, it was informed that a total of 30 new positive cases (29 on RTPCR and 1 on Rapid Antigen) surfaced on 3rd August.
The case detected on Rapid Antigen was a secondary contact from Rangpo, and of the 29 cases on RTPCR, 3 were from COVID Care Centre at Himalayan Pharmacy Institute Boys’ Hostel, Majhitar, 13 were from Jitlang, Rangpo, 6 were from District Hospital Namchi and 8 were from Mamring.
He also informed that the patient from North Sikkim who was referred to Covid-19 ward of STNM Hospital from Manipal, under the suspicion that he was CoVid-19 positive, was tested again for confirmation. The patient tested negative for Covid-19 and will now be shifted to the Neurological Department of CRH Manipal for further treatment.
The brief overview shows that total active cases in Sikkim are 39, totally cured and discharged are 297, with 1 death, taking the cumulative total to 688.
Sikkim Chronicle advises our patrons to keep in mind that the decision by the government to loosen lockdown restrictions from August 3rd will help many struggling business and activities, but it also brings the possibility of more transmissions as it is seen that there are a lot of asymptomatic cases. Keep in mind that the virus is still lurking around and it is each and everyone’s responsibility to maintain all the norms and protocols so we can not only keep ourselves but for others and with that the state safe as well.