HEALTH SECTOR GETS DUE IMPORTANCE: RANE

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Margao:  April 7, 2018 …. Minister for Health, Shri Vishwajit Rane maintaining that the health sector has been receiving utmost importance from the Governemnt to ensure that goans get the maximum benefit of all health facilities said free insulin will be provided through every health centres to patient suffering from diabetic.

Shri Rane speaking after inaugurating Mega Health Camp in presence of MLA, Shri Churchill Alemao organised jointly by Directorate of Health Services, Goa Medical College, Goa Dental College and Mukta Opticians at the premises of Sacred Heart of Jesus High School, Carmona today said that Goa is the first State in the Country to start the Cardiac Ambulance service and added that five Cardiac Ambulances have 21 Doctors working 24×7. Margao too will be provided with one such Cardiac Ambulance, he said.

The Health Minister informed that the South Goa District Hospital which is in the completion stage will cater for the entire South District. All facilities including cath lab and ICU will be made available. The 12 bedded Benaulim Health Centre project work, as promised, will start soon, he said.

This Mega Health camp is not only limited for the day but the patients detected through such camps and referred to Goa Medical College, Bambolim will be given priority treatment, Shri Rane said.

Stating that the South Goa District Hospital will be named as Hospicio Hospital Shri Rane said the present premises will be used as training centre once it starts functioning from the new premises. Dialysis Centres are opened at Navelim, Mapusa, Balli, Valopi and Ponda as it is observed that there is a rise in patients for dialysis day by day, he pointed.

Shri Churchill Alemao urged people to make the best use of 108 ambulance services for all medical emergencies which provide instant primary medical aid. The health sector is developing rapidly and doing well in the State, he said.

Zilla Panchayat Member, Smt Nelly Rodrigues; Director, Directorate of Health Services, Dr Sanjay Dalvi; Dean, Goa Dental College, Dr Ida De Ataide; Medical Supritendant, Hospicio Hospital, Dr Ira Almeida; Dr Rajnanda Dessai were among those prominent persons present on the occasion.

Shri Allwyn George, local panch proposed the vote of thanks.

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