Panaji, September 13, 2018 … Minister for Health Shri Vishwajit Rane has said that modern Emergency Care Centres will be set up in the State so as to provide prompt health care services to the people.
Shri Rane was speaking after inaugurating Emergency Care Centre at Urban Health Centre, Panaji in the presence of Shri Siddharth Kunkolienkar, Chairman, EDC at a function jointly organised by Directorate of Health Services in association with GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute in the city recently.
The Health Minister further informed that efforts will be initiated to upgrade the existing Urban Health Centre at Panaji to provide Emergency Care services to the people from Panaji and its peripheries. He said necessary medical facilities will also be provided in all the Urban Health Centres in the State.
Acknowledging the services of 108 GVK EMRI Shri Rane said ever since the inception of the service the 108 Ambulance has succeeded in saving lives of thousands of people in the state especially of those who met with an accident and other ailments. He also lauded the initiative of Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar for his visionary guidance and support and said that earlier the service was started with basic facilities but now ambulance is equipped with advanced life saving systems, cardiac care among others to improve the health care facilities.
Expressing satisfaction Shri Siddharth Kuncolienkar, Chairman, EDC in his address said that with the setting up of Emergency Care Centre at the Panaji the long pending demand of the people of Panaji has been accomplished. He appreciated the efforts put in by the Health Minister to improve Health Care facilities in the State.
Present on the occasion were OSD to Minister for Health Dr. Rajnanda Dessai, Dr Sushant Patil, officials of GVK EMRI 108, Senior doctors, among others.
Ms. Purti Patkar Head of Operations, GVK EMRI 108 compered while, Shri Menino da Cruz, Councillor proposed the vote of thanks.