The third day of the ongoing disaster site inspection under South District

Namchi, 26th August (IPR): The third day of the ongoing disaster site inspection led by a team of officials from the Office of CMO and District Administration Centre (DAC) Namchi was held across various disaster sites under South District today.
The officials visited sites namely Melli Paiyong (Upper and Lower Ward), Samatar (Denchung), and Subuk Ward ( Sanganath) which has been affected by slides insinuated by heavy rainfall during this monsoon. Similar to the first two inspections, the team of officials discussed areas of relief, restoration, mitigation measures for the areas visited.
During the course of the inspection, it was found that the damage at Subuk and Samatar was mainly due to a change in river course during the monsoon. Similarly, it was also observed that a large sum of cultivable land has been washed along with areas under Forest Reserve. A thorough report with the technical support and aid of various departments will soon be conducted in the same regard.


Total new cases in the past 24 hours = 14 (all on RTPCR).
10 from East District and 4 from South District.
Out of the 10 cases in East District, 3 were from Group D Quarter of Post Office near Raj Bhawan Complex. They were secondary contacts of the lady from Working Womens’ Hostel Deorali.
The remaining 7 cases were reported from District Hospital Singtam which comprised of 2 from Rangpo, 1 from Majhitar, and 4 from Mamring.
Out of the 4 cases reported from South Sikkim, 1 was from Majhigaon in Jorethang and 3 from Alkem Pharmaceuticals Samardung.
The DG-cum-Secretary also shared details of the 17 year old female with comorbidities (brain surgery recently) from Dentam Subdivision who tested positive on Rapid Antigen Test today.
The patient had undergone treatment from 23rd to 26th July in District Hospital Namchi. Hence, the South District Administration has declared the Paediatric, Emergency, Medicine and X-Ray Departments as Containment Zones.
It was informed that the patient would be shifted to Covid-19 wing of STNM Hospital tomorrow morning.
All the members of her family tested negative on Rapid Antigen Testing.
In other good news, 88 SSB personnel lodged in Melli-Aching Camp in West Sikkim have tested negative for Covid-19.
Total Cured and Recovered in the past 24 Hours = 16
Total Cured and Discharged Till Date = 214
Total Active Cases = 395
Total Deaths = 1
Cumulative Total = 610