Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurated the New Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial Multi-Speciality Hospital on Monday and claimed it is the second biggest healthcare facility in the country after the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi with 1,002-beds. The second largest government hospital in India is of a hospital. It took nine years to complete the construction of the hospital. The overall cost of the project will be Rs 1,281 crore said a report.
At his inaugural speech, Sikkim CM Chamling said that it was the landmark achievement of his government which has crossed 24 years. According to reports Chamling claimed that after AIIMS in Delhi, it is the biggest government hospital in the country.
The state government has already appointed 47 regular doctors and 261 nurses. All kinds of treatment can be done at the hospital mentioned Chamling and that people from the state need not travel to Delhi or Calcutta for better treatment.
The hospital is located 3 km away from Gangtok town. The patients and attendants will be ferried by buses to be operated round the clock to and from the hospital free of cost. The complex also has a 119-bed Yatri Niwas with a restaurant for attendants of patients where Sikkim residents will be given free accommodation and food, the CM announced.