Gangtok: A few days after EastMojo reported about poor drainage issues plaguing the COVID-19 ward of STNM Hospital in Sikkim, construction of drains is now underway.

On April 28, EastMojo reported about the COVID-19 ward getting flooded after a moderate rainfall that lasted just about two hours in Gangtok.

Doctors and nurses in the COVID-19 section have been complaining to the authorities that the newly inaugurated COVID-19 hospital, set up in the second half of 2020, had already been suffering from poor drainage issues.

Doctors and nurses in the COVID-19 section have been complaining about poor drainage issues

The ground floor, which houses the flu clinic where all the tests are conducted along with CT scan and X-ray machines, was filled with slush from the entire hospital, making way to the COVID-19 section.

The COVID-19 section is located below the main nine-storey tall STNM Hospital.

On Sunday, this EastMojo reporter visited the COVID-19 section and found that construction for the drainage system was underway.

Labourers as well as contractors were seen on the field carrying out construction work.

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