A meeting of District Health Mission was conducted at District Hospital Singtam

Gangtok, April 13: A meeting of the District Health Mission was conducted at District Hospital Singtam on 12th April. The meeting was chaired by Zilla Adhakshya East Shri. Samsher Rai. The meeting was also attended by Chief Medical Officer East Dr. Tempo Gyaltsen, DPO(E) Shri Sonam G. Bhutia, DRCHO(E) Dr. Solomit Lepcha, District Medical Superintendent (E) Dr. Manoj Mishra, Sr. MSO(E) Mr. Somnath Pandey, Municipal Executive Officer Singtam Nagar Panchayat Shri Prakash Sharma, Nodal Officers from District Hospital Singtam, MO Ayush, ANS, RKS Contributors, NGO Members, DPM and DAM.
The main agenda of the meeting was to review the RKS works and discuss the various issues related to patient welfare and RKS bodies functioning.
In his address, the Zilla Adhakshya East assured all possible support to strengthen the Hospital functioning. On behalf of the Chairman Governing Body of District Health Mission, he also contributed Rs. 50,000/- as RKS Fund to District Hospital Singtam.
After the meeting, the Adhakshya also received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
(Press release from Zilla Office East)

COVID-19 Awareness via Miking in West Sikkim

Gyalshing, 12 April 2021 (IPR): The lnformation and Public Relations Department (IPR) being the nodal department to coordinate and collaborate with all line departments to effectively implement the ‘Jan Andolan Campaign for Covid-19’ and ‘Teeka Utsav’ in the State, today geared its first day extensive miking on massive vaccination drive and Covid-19 and its prevention.
The extensive miking started from Tikjuk, covering various places around Gyalshing including Pelling, Chumbung, Legship, Reshi and Nayabazar.
During the miking, it was also informed that the citizen belonging to the age group of 45 years and above compulsory has to complete the dose of vaccine provided by the Government of Sikkim.
The awareness campaign will continue upto one week covering the entire West Sikkim.

A day-long administrative camp was conducted at Darap GPK

Gyalshing, 12 April 2021 (IPR): A day-long administrative camp in regard to the processing and on spot issuing of various certificates like Married, Unmarried, Employment, Age proof and others, along with the Land Revenue and Certificate of Identification / Residential Certificate related works was conducted at Darap GPK under 11 Darap Nambu GPU, today.
SDM(HQ), Shri. Anant Jain attended the camp and interacted with the general public whilst even informed them on various important procedures related to the District Collector’s Office for the procurement of the needed certificates. He even urged the present officials to assist the general public in every possible way to assert them with the hassle-free administrative services at the proximity.
The camp was organised under the initiative ‘Administrative at your doorsteps to sensitise the people residing in village areas who are not aware of various documents required to obtain services like certificates, registration, Land related matters and other important works related to District Collector’s Office.
The programme also saw the presence of the District Project Manager, District e-Governance Society, Mr. Pempa Tashi Tamang, Revenue Inspector, Ms. Deepa Sharma, Concerned Departmental Staffs from District Administrative Centre, Rabdentse, Panchayats and public at large.
It may be mention here that the same initiative would also be replicated in other GPUs to ensure the convenience of the public in the prevailing Covid-19 situation. Alongside camp, the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination drive was also carried out at the GPU premises under the supervision of the SDM, HQ.

A coordination meeting was held at West District Zilla Panchayat Bhawan

Gyalshing, 12th April (IPR): A coordination meeting pertaining to the implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) under West District was held at the Conference Hall of West District Zilla Panchayat Bhawan (WDZP), Kyongsha, Gyalshing, today.
The meeting was chaired by the District Collector West, Mr. Karma R. Bonpo along with ADCs (Development), Gyalshing and Soreng, Mr. Surat Kumar Gurung and Mr. Gaayas Pega, Additional Director/Education Department, Mr. K.C. Gyatso, Block Development Officers, Officials from various Line Departments and NGOs.
Addressing the house, District Collector West briefed about the significance of Jal Shakti Abhiyan and urged the BDOs to work in coordination with the various line departments to make this programme a success. He stressed rainwater harvesting and stated that rainwater harvesting is the main motive of this programme. He also updated that the Forest Department plays a vital role and added that most of the perennial sources of water are located in forest areas.
He suggested preparing District Water Conservation Plan as soon as possible for all BDOs and asked to implement it immediately before the monsoon starts. He highlighted the measures of water conservation that can be adopted. He spoke about Dhara Vikas and asked to make it a priority. He also touched upon mega projects under West District and asked to submit a report to figure out and implement at the earliest. He further asked for the possible ways of water harvesting on monsoon to recharge major lakes of the west. He stated that water resources of urban areas also need to be protected and added that protective measures should be identified. He further asked that the BDOs are required to identify the areas per Block for the adoption of Abhiyan. He directed Rural Development Department to look into the physicality of rainwater harvesting and asked to implement demonstrable models in some places especially in dry areas. He also directed the present officials to raise ample awareness activities at large.
During the course of the meeting, an interactive session was also conducted wherein feedback and suggestions were shared and issues were discussed at length.

National Safe Motherhood Day observed at Manul, North Sikkim

Mangan, April 12: The “National Safe Motherhood Day” was observed at Manul, North Sikkim, today. The awareness programme was organised by District Level Centre for Women (DLCW), Mahila Shakiti Kendra- North District. The programme had the presence of Senior Auxillary Nurse Midwife (ANM) Mrs. Palzom Bhutia (guest speaker), DCPO(N) Mrs. Wendy Lepcha, OSC Centre Administrator Mrs. Sonam. P . Lepcha and the member of Panchayat.
Mrs. Bhutia spoke on the importance of colostrum, family planning, obstetrics care, nutritious diet, teenage pregnancy while Mrs. Sonam spoke on the purpose of implementation of One Stop Centre and explained its functions. Mrs. Wendy talked about POSCO Act and the District Coordinator, DLCW gave a briefing on MSK as well as various women-centric schemes. An interaction session was held at the end of the awareness talk. Gifts were presented to Pregnant and lactating mothers.
It may be mentioned that April 11th is observed as National Safe Motherhood Day since 2003. It is an initiative of the White Ribbon Alliance India. (WRAI) It is observed to enforce that women must have the availability and adequate access to care during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period.
(Release received from DLCW, North District)