Gangtok, December 4, 2012:
Central Referral Hospital(CRH) is in the process of introducing state of art medical facilities that are affordable, accessible and acceptable to the people.
Considering the need of the people of Sikkim and as a part of commitment to the Government of Sikkim, the CRH installed 1.5 Tesla MRI machine at the third floor of CRH, 5th Mile Tadong, which was inaugurated by the Speaker SLA, K.T. Gyaltsen, today.
In his address, the Speaker deliberated on scientific knowledge, further adding that the ultimate aim of knowledge is to develop quality of human life. Central Referral Hospital is considered as a specialized hospital and appealed to the doctors and other supporting staff to perform their duties and responsibilities with utmost care and dedication . With the existence of a wonderful infrastructure, CRH must function with pro- people centric motto and create an ambience to provide quality medical treatment and other facilities with a focus on development of health tourism as well, he added. The Speaker stressed on the priority to be given to the needy and for those who come under BPL category and also emphasized on special treatment to the senior citizens as well. He also opined that with the inauguration of MRI, it will not only fulfill the need of the people of Sikkim but will also cater to the North East region.
Dr. Samsher Singh, MS, CRH in his welcome address also highlighted on the plans and proposals for up-gradation of CRH. He mentioned that the Governing Council of CRH had approved a proposal for up- gradation of CRH into a Super speciality hospital and an investment of Rs 37.65 crores has been planned for procurement of equipment and up- gradation of the infrastructure. The aim is to establish CRH into a regional medical hub of national repute, he added. He also informed about the medical facilities and infrastructure which have been purchased and are also in pipeline.
The Speaker along with VC,SMU Brig. S.N. Mishra, Hods and other dignitaries also made a visit to level 8 private room where Presidential suite has been established for the VIPs.