Press Release from ADC Development, Gangtok

VIRTUAL MEETING OF VILLAGE COVID MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Gangtok, May 18: As Per the direction of the Government vide letter no 56/RDD/P vide letter no 10/5/2021, a Village Covid Management Committee was formed in all 28 GPU at GPU level under Additional District Collector (Development) Gangtok to tackle COVID-19 at the micro level.

In order to equipped newly formed VCMC members in dealing with the COVID-19 and the public, a daylong virtual meeting was organized by SIRD Karfetar South Sikkim on the request of Mrs Radha Pradhan, ADC(D) Gangtok, along side BDOs on 18/5/2021.The meeting had the presence of Shri Prabhakar Rai, Director Panchayat as Chairperson and Shri Sonam Gyaltsen Bhutia, State IEC Officer, Health Department and ADC(D) Gangtok as Resource Person. The Virtual Meeting also had the attendance of Block Development Officers of Ranka, Duga, Khamdong, Nandok ,Rakdong Tintek, Martam and members of VCMC.

Director Panchayat, RDD in his address highlighted the guidelines and responsibilities of VCMC. He also apprised the house that members of the COVID management committee to lend full support at micro level to contend the spread of COVID 19.

State IEC Officer Health Department in his elaborate Power Point Presentation enlightened the members on Standard Operating Procedure to be followed by the newly formed committee.

ADC(D) Gangtok while addressing the house thanked Director SIRD, Director Panchayat , IEC Officer Health Department and all the participants for their presence. She requested VCMC to work proactively with the Block Development Officers and lend help to all poor Covid infected family even if their names are not enlisted in the BPL list.

In the second half the house the was open for an interactive session, wherein the VCMC put forward many important issues which were addressed by IEC Officer and ADC(D) Gangtok.

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Miss Yangchen Lepcha, Joint Director, SIRD.

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