Sikkim Health Minister inaugurats MDR TB ward at STNM Hospital

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Gangtok: March 9, 2012

The opening of 10 bedded DOTS plus site (MDR TB ward) at STNM Hospital was done by DN Takarpa, the Health Minister of Sikkim on 6th March 2012.

On the occasion the Health Minister was received by the Principal Director of Health Department Dr. I L Sharma, PCC cum Medical Superintendent of STNM Hospital Dr. Uma Pradhan, Director of Health Services Dr. V Singhi, Additional Director cum STO Dr. R Dorjee and head of the units of STNM Hospital.

The DOTS Plus site is for admitting the MDR TB patients for pretreatment evaluations, to monitor the tolerance of injectable drugs and management of adverse drug reactions. Subsequently, they will be put on RNTCP standardized treatment which will be directly observed to ensure the completion of treatment by the MDR TB patients. This would ensure higher cure rate of MDR TB patients and also help to contain the spread of MDR TB in the community,

The Health Minister also visited the MRI and CT scan units of STNM Hospital. Following which there was a meeting with the Principal Director, PCC cum Medical Superintendent, senior doctors from the department and senior specialists on various isues of the STNM Hospital and the department. The Health Minister assured that all the issues would be considered and necessary steps would be taken by him resolve them.



  • Dawa Sherpa

    Dear Sir/Madam
    This is very shocking and sad to write about the SNTM that Sikkim govt has tried best to give the best facilities in Sikkim but due to the careless of some of the doctors the life of the people are in risk. Recently my brother was suffering from a disease and the went to see doc in STNM. we visited skin doc and the day was monday. The doctor held a magnifying lense and tried to investigate the cause of the disease in my brother. Actually my brother was alcoholic so he is having kind of complication. Doc gave two free sample ointments and prescribed to apply. It was strange for me to see kind of treatment. Then I requested the doctor to check his blood pressure and sugar level then she told me that there is no need of checking. When I insist she wrote small note in the site of the card and then we went to check the blood. Then we are told that the machine is out of order and it takes few days to repair. In a state there is no other machine to check the blood and its very pathetic. Then we went to RUchi diagnostic and then tested the samples. Next day we visited private doctor H P Marda and he investigated in detail. He measured blood pressure and fund that the BP is 170/110 which is quite high and we showed the blood report to him and fund that the sugar level is 180. The he suggested for some further test and found that there is high uric acid in his blood and also less calcium. Therefore now I have less trust on few docs of the STNM who are interested in their service and their private clinic. May God bless them. If anyone read this article then kindly do give your feedback and try to raise the voice against such useless doctors.I have respect for some doctors always but not for all. Therefore Sikkim Govt has to maintain the standard of the hospital.

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