Panaji February 09, 2020 ::: There is a need to capitalise on Medical tourism, an area which has not been sufficiently tapped in Goa stated Minister for Health, Shri Vishwajit Rane at the inaugural of Goa Institute of Management’s 2nd Annual Healthcare Conference, in Panaji, recently.
While speaking on the occasion, Shri Rane informed that the authorities were thinking of converting Primary Health Centres into Wellness Centers.
“We have to think differently”, Shri Rane said adding that early detection of illness was necessary as it would help decrease future medical costs to be borne by the Government.
The Minister further said that Goa already has a good medical insurance program in place and that they were trying their best to integrate the Central scheme of Ayushman Bharat with that of the Goa Medical scheme. Shri Rane stressed on the need to have more public-private partnership in medical specialities.
Present on the occasion were Advisor, NITI Ayog, Government of India, Shri Alok Kumar, Guest of Honour, Chairperson and Managing Director, Dr Lal Pathlabs, Dr Arvind Lal, Chairperson, Centre for the Digital Future, Shri R Chandrashekhar, Director, Goa Institute of Management, Dr Ajit Parulekar, among others.