Gangtok, Dec 25:
Sikkim celebrated tasteless Christmas as people of the state mourned for last rites of Late Dr. Sanjay Upreti was carried out with full State Honour at Mamring, South Sikkim, today. Lost of Dr. Sanjay Upreti is a great loss of human resource for the state. Dr. Sanjay Upreti was Cardio consultant in state run New STNM hospital who died after week long of struggling for life at hospital in Siliguri. Dr Sanjay was victim of the stabbing incident which happened in New STNM hospital. Cardiologist Dr Sanjay Upreti, who was stabbed on December 14, has died at the age of 45.
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs and other dignitaries paid their respect to the departed soul and joined the last rites of which was carried out with full State Honour. Family members, relatives, friends, well wishers and the medical fraternity attended the funeral and paid their respect to the brave doctor.
Dr. Sanjay Upreti was a Cardiologist of repute at the STNM Hospital in Sochyagang. On 14th December, he fell victim to a physical attack from a stranger, while trying to save a fellow health worker. On the morning of 15th December, 2021, he along with the sanitary attendant was flown to Siliguri on a special army helicopter, for further treatment. Despite the best efforts, his condition deteriorated and he finally succumbed to multiple organ failure in the early hours of 24th December, 2021.
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang who today joined the last rites and speaking on the sideline told ” Dr. Sanjay Upreti’s named would be recommend for the state bravery award and we government will try its best to give the justice to the family. He also shared “The demise of the Dr is not just a loss of family but its a great loss to the state and government and brought a grief state to entire state”