“PERCENTAGES AND COMMISSIONS CAN WAIT BUT PEOPLES’ LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS ARE AT STAKE HERE SO LET US HOPE THE GOVT. GETS ITS PRIORITIES RIGHT.” Said Bhaichung Bhutia, Hamro Sikkim Party
It is disappointing to learn of the Govt of Sikkim’s decision to construct a 300-bed hospital in Namchi at a cost of above Rs 500 Cr. HCM Mr. Golay said that he has already released Rs 80 Cr so far for the same. First of all, this hospital is being built on the only playground available in Namchi at the moment.
It would have been better if it had been shifted to Karfectar near Jorethang, where the Govt. has sold the land for a cancer hospital. This location suits people from both South and West Sikkim.- During this pandemic the Govt should have focused on upgrading all existing hospitals and PHCs with the right infrastructure, equipment, and trained manpower to fight covid on a war footing instead of building a new hospital.
With 80 Cr already sanctioned the priority should have been procuring vaccines for people of Sikkim, which is the need of the hour.
I would request the Govt. to kindly stop the construction and start when the pandemic is over. The focus right now must be on manpower and the up-gradation of existing hospitals, including PHCs. And importantly, They must shift the project from the only playground available in Namchi. – Remember we all fought for good parivartan and the people voted for parivartan but what is actually taking place in Sikkim has completely been disappointing so far. Percentages and commissions can wait but peoples’ lives and livelihoods are at stake here so let us hope the Govt. gets its priorities right.