Panaji: October 15, 2017 …The Parliamentary committee of Ministry for Health and Family Welfare (MHFW), New Delhi headed by Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Smt. Anupriya Patel visited the Goa Medical College, Bambolim (GMC) on saturday.
The team consisted of Members of Parliament (MPs) from Lok Sabha Ms. Bhawana Gawali (Patil), Shri. Ch. Malla Reddy, Shri. Dharmendra Kumar, Shri. Suresh Kodikunnil, Smt. P.K. Sreemathi Teacher, Dr. Ponnusamy Venugopal, Dr. (Prof) Prasanna K. Patasani, Dr. Ratna De (Nag), Shri. Vinod Kumar Boianapalli and MPs from Rajya Sabha Shri. Gopal Narayan Singh and Shri. Javed Ali Khan. Shri Sanjeeva Kumar, Additional Secretary (Health), MHFW, Govt. of India and Shri. Sunil Sharma, Joint Secretary was also present on the occasion.
The committee visit is a part of the agenda under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Surakha Yojana (PMSSY) wherein GMC has been approved for up gradation under Phase III of PMSSY. Under this scheme the central Government will incur an expenditure of Rs. 386.20 crores out of which Rs. 120 crores to be borne by the Central Government, remaining will be borne by the state Government. HSCC (I) Ltd. has been appointed as Executing Agency for civil work. The committee has selected 73 GMCs in the country for up gradation out of which 13 are up-graded in Phase-I of PMSSY.
Health Secretary Shri. B.R. Singh IAS, Dean- Dr. Pradeep Naik, Medical Superintendent Dr. Shivanand Bandekar along with HoDs of various departments and senior doctors welcomed the committee members. The committee toured the Casualty Block, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Super Specialty Unit, Urology and Nephrology Unit and took a record of various facilities available to the patients. The doctors from concerned departments along with Dean Dr. Pradeep Naik accompanied the committee members and answered their queries.
The committee was briefed by Dr. Bandekar in which he put light on the current scenario of GMC and how the up gradation under PMSSY would help it to be one of the best Medical Colleges in India. “GMC being the oldest medical college in Asia caters to people not only from Goa but also from its neighboring states. The up gradation will provide additional bed strength to the existing super specialty departments so that their need for providing optimal patient care for the next two decade will be met. New super specialty departments like Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology can be started along with additional Operation Theaters, Liver and Cardiac Transplant Super Specialty Unit and 100 ICU related beds for General, POICU, Renal and Liver Transplant. A 500 bedded Super Specialty Block can be built to accommodate all the medical and surgical Super Specialty departments under one roof for optimal Super Specialty care,” he said.