Panaji:  May 17, 2016 …. Dy. Chief Minister, Shri Francis D’Souza has announced that Government will soon launch Dayanand Universal Health Insurance Scheme to cater to the health care needs of people wherein health cards will be provided to every family residing in Goa for more than five years.

Government, Shri D’souza said, has also decided to lay foundation stone for 500 bedded Super Specialty Hospital at the hands of Hon’ble  Prime Minister of India.

Shri D’Souza was speaking at a function organised to observe International Nursing’s Day by Trained Nurses Association of India, Goa State Branch in Collaboration with Institute of Nursing Education at Bambolim, recently.

Speaking further Dy. Chief Minister said this Health Insurance Scheme envisages to will cover more than 447 intervening ailments to human beings including Diabetes. Government, private Hospitals and some reputed hospital from outside Goa will be empanelled for meeting the medical needs under this scheme. A United India Insurance Co. Ltd have been selected for this task for which Government will have to pay Rs 120 crore, he added.  

Shri D’Souza said Goa holds the distinction of being the number one State in health care sector among the Union of states in India. Goa has a shortage of nurses, he said and appealed to the nurses to perform their duty dedicatedly and maintained good rapport so as to bring smile on the faces of patient.  The role of nurses is very important in the health care. They are backbone of health care system, he pointed out.

Smt Avita Fernandes, Clinical Instructor and guest Speaker maintained that the services of nurses are for 24X7 days. There will be short fall of 10.1 million skilled health professional nurses by 2030. Nurses have to be always ready to face various challenges arising out of any situation considering as noble profession.

Various retired nurses, student who excelled in academic years of Nursing education were felicitated at the hands of Dy Chief Minister on the occasion.

 Smt Rubina Fernandes read out the academy report of the institution.

 Smt Carol Noronha, Principal Nursing Institution was also present on the occasion.

 Smt Nilima Rane, President of the nursing association welcomed the guests.  



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