In a subtle observation of Doctors’ Day, STNM Hospital doctors celebrated doctors day commemorating health care workers who lost their lives in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many doctors observed two minutes silence for the sacrifices and contribution.

On the occasion, senior doctor OT Lepcha, who heads the forensic department of the STNM Hospital shared, “Usually we celebrate but today we observe in remembrance of all the sacrifices made by the health care workers. There is a need to boost our healthcare workers during this pandemic. It’s a new challenge with the pandemic. More disorders are coming to light with containment and isolation including domestic violence, depressive symptoms and social phobia. There are more cases of suicide as well among patients as well as health staff. Social isolation has affected us all”.

Doctors in attendance, including Health Director-General Dr Pempa Tshering Bhutia, stressed on the sincere effort by all those involved who wanted to show despite the dark phase health care workers are going through, how they remain positive. They released a video message through a dance session.

Chief Minister, Governor observe Doctors’ Day

Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad and Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay also took part in a separate doctors day celebration at Raj Bhavan.

During the event, several doctors, nurses, para-medical staff, safai karmacharis, and police personnel were felicitated for their service. “Our government has steadily upgraded the health infrastructure and facilities in the state in the last year and are well-equipped to handle any situation arising due to COVID. Our prime responsibility is to provide our people with easy access to health facilities and reiterated my belief in our doctors, nurses, paramedics and urged all to have full faith in them”, said Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay.

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