Arunachal CM Pema Khandu in discussion with TRIHNS doctor on Wednesday. Image. Northeast Now
Arunachal CM Pema Khandu in discussion with TRIHMS doctor on Wednesday. Image. Northeast Now

Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday visited the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) at Naharlagun.

The visit was aimed to inspect the preparedness level of the medical institute designated as the COVID-19 hospital for the state.

Khandu was accompanied by deputy CM Chowna Mein and health minister Alo Libang.

They inspected the facilities inside the institute and also the ICU in the COVID-19 ward.

Khandu later had a meeting with the TRIHMS officials who briefed him on the status of quarantine facilities in the capital region.

They also discussed on developing facilities in Bakin Pertin General Hospital of Pasighat in East Siang district to treat COVID19 patient from eastern districts of Arunachal.

The chief minister informed that besides 4 numbers of ventilators currently installed in the ICU of TRIHMS, a minimum of 50 more such life-saving machines are being procured, which will be made available across Arunachal with priority to TRIHMS and Pasighat general hospital.

During the meeting, Khandu informed that despite the worldwide shortage, 1800 numbers of personal protective equipment are available with the state government with another large consignment which reached later on the day.

He said all these safety equipment will be dispatched to all the districts as per requirements.

The chief minister also visited the Rama Krishna Mission Hospital (RKMH), which has been given the responsibility to take care of daily health issues of the citizen in view of TRIHMS being declared as COVID-19 hospital.

Khandu met the RKMH head and the doctors and discussed issues of the hospital and also discussed on strengthening its facilities and manpower.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: