Gangtok, 2nd June:
A two and a half months old child breathed his last in the Pediatrics
ward of STNM hospital at Gangtok in Sikkim on 2nd June at around 9:30 AM. As told by YP Chettri, the father of the deceased, this could have been avoided if the doctors had referred his son timely to some other hospital. His son was admitted in the hospital on 28th May with fever. The father has
further stated that the death was due to carelessness of the hospital and also because of lack of equipments.
Questioning the state of affairs at the hospital Mr Chettri further added that the State Government has several plans to make Sikkim healthy and happy but with such careless management in operation at the State’s biggest hospital the dream never shall come true. He also alleged that doctors did not come when he had called them seeing the bad condition of his son.
When contacted regarding the issue, Dr. CK Nepal informed that they don’t
have the authority to speak with media.