Panaji. Dated: July 13, 2018 … The Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt) Mridula Sinha flagged off 108 Ambulances for Cardiac Patients, New Born Childrens and free drop service ambulances at Raj Bhavan recently. Health Minister Shri Vishwajeet Rane was present on the occasion.
After flag off ceremony, the Governor along with Health Minister and Doctors inspected the emergency and safety measures in the ambulances and the vehicles.
Addressing on the occasion, the Governor said that this top class services is first of its kind in any state in the country. She further hoped that this will lead to the creation for a healthy competition among the other states to provide better health care facilities to the people. She complimented the people of Goa and said that this service will benefit Goans tremendously.
Health Minister Shri Vishwajeet Rane informed that, keeping in mind the vacuum in cardiac care, five new Advanced Cardiac Care Ambulances have been flagged off today. Same will be made available for major hospitals at GMC, Margao, Ponda, Mapusa and Cancona. The Doctors deputed on ambulances are trained and can stabilise a patient and shift him to nearest district hospital or GMC.
Besides Cardiac ambulance two Neonatal ambulances were also flagged off, which will be made available at for the service of new born babies at district level. Drop back Delivery Ambulance Service was also launched at hands of Governor. This facility will be made available at ID Hospital, Ponda, District Hospital in Mapusa and at GMC campus.
Briefing about the service of Cardiac Ambulance to the Governor, Dr. Guruprasad Naik, who heads the Cardiology Department said, this will help to diagnose the patient and give them good service in the cardiac ambulance itself.
Dr. Ram Kripal Sinha, Spouse of the Governor graced the flag off ceremony.
Dr. Sanjiv Dalvi, Director of Health Services and Dr. Rajnanda Desai, former Director of Health Services graced the function.