YUKSAM PHC SEALED:  13 MEDICAL STAFF INFECTED WITH COVID

Primary Health Care centre of Yuksum has also been sealed and declared as a containment zone on Monday after 13 medical health care workers were tested Covid-19 positive. The list includes the medical officer-in-charge, three dentists and two nurses.

YUKSAM PHC SEALED:  13 MEDICAL STAFF INFECTED WITH COVID
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The Yuksum-Dubdi GPU of west Sikkim has been declared as a contentment zone on Tuesday by the West district administration due to the high numbers of Covid-19 cases in the area.

Further, the Primary Health Care centre of Yuksum has also been sealed and declared as a containment zone on Monday after 13 medical health care workers were tested Covid-19 positive. The list includes the medical officer-in-charge, three dentists and two nurses.

Sangay Lepcha, area MLA also visited the site after which he appealed to the people not to panic as the state government is fully prepared and will act according to as to meet the situation.

Dr Anusha Lama Chief Medical Officer, West Sikkim inspected the contained site on Tuesday, furthermore, Dr Lama informed that the OPD facility be shifted to the Panchayat Bhawan and critical cases will be transferred directly to the District hospital at Geyzing. She further informed that an extra ambulance will also be available.