The Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Annual and Total Check Up for Healthy Sikkim Program (CATCH) under the Sikkim Health department for the year 2018-19 was formally inaugurated by Health Minister A K Ghatani at Geyzing community hall in West district, according to an official release issued on Friday.
Addressing the inaugural programme, Ghatani asked the public to come forward and take this opportunity of having a proper health checkup.
He underlined the vision of the Chief Minister in making Sikkimese population healthy even in the rural areas of Sikkim.
He mentioned the various developments in the numerical of infrastructure, man-power and facilities provided in Sikkim since 1994 have improved significantly.
He also stated that the State of Sikkim has come a long way since then and still more room for improvements are being planned and done by the government towards its people in regards to health and education.
The minister further informed that a long term pending demand of medical doctors in the health centers have been resolved through recent recruitment and soon medical officers and nurses would be deployed in the west district after the required criteria and formalities are fulfilled by the selected candidates.
Moreover, four specialist doctors including a Dermatologist, Orthopedist, MD Biochemistry and Medicine also have already joined district hospital Geyzing.
The minister and other dignitaries also distributed health cards to the public and visited the district hospital and interacted with the patients and doctors concerned.
They later visited the under construction 50-bedded Ayush hospital at Kyongsa.