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

Sikkim Fire & Emergency Service acts quick to douse an electric pole caught on fire

Gangtok, 2nd May (IPR): Leading Fireman- K.B Kalikotey and Lance Naik Rajesh Chettri of Sikkim Fire and Emergency Service at duty to douse an electric pole that had caught fire at Development Area, Gangtok. The Quick Response Bike with Advanced Firefighting Technology (AFT) of the Sikkim Fire abs Emergency Service is available in case of any fire related emergencies, especially around areas and places where big fire trucks can’t access. Along with the rest of the frontline workers, the fire and emergency service have also been diligently doing their duties so that there is no inconvenience caused to the public during the lockdown .

NHPC made a contribution towards CM’s Relief Fund

Gangtok April 4 : The NHPC has contributed Rs. 10 lakhs to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund towards the fight against COVID-19.

The amount was collectively donated by Teesta-V Power Station, Teesta-IV Hydro Electric Project and by Lanco Teesta Hydro Power (LTHPL). Besides the NHPC has been providing facemasks, hand sanitizers, liquid soaps, and other essential food items in the project area in coordination with State administration.

Abhishek Gangopadhyay, Manager (Tech), NHPC Teesta-V power station handed over the cheque to Shri. S.D. Dhakal, Secretary to the Hon’ble Chief Minister.

Shri. S.D Dhakal thanked them on the behalf of the Government for their generous contribution in the time of crisis.