Prime Minister announced Rs 1,000 crore as central assistance to the State. He also met victims of the earthquake admitted to STNM Hospital. Approximately two hundred people are treated in hospital.
Manmohan Singh, who took an Army helicopter from Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal and surveyed some of the worst-hit region like Chungthang, Dzongu, Lachen in Sikkim. He said,”The Centre will ensure that every support is given to the people of Sikkim to reconstruct and rebuild their lives.”
Manmohan Singh made the announcement during a meeting with Sikkin CM Pawan Kumar Chamling in the Capital, Gangtok.