Panaji:  March 28, 2016 …. Chief Minister, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar announced that the New South District Hospital at Margao a flagship project of the Government of Goa will be inaugurated on December 1, 2016 and the Nursing Institute with 100 seats will also be start functioning from July 2017 onwards.

The District Hospital will have two super specialties units – Orthopedic and preferably Cardiac, Shri Parsekar said and added that the same will be made operational as per the schedule.  The hospital will also have a trauma unit which will be made operational in 5-6 months time. The general hospital with basic facilities will be made available initially, he remarked.

 Shri Parsekar made this announcement during his visit and inspection of the ongoing works of the District Hospital at Margao, today. Minister for Fisheries, Shri Avertano Furtado; MLA’s, Shri Nilesh Cabral, Shri Subhash Fal Dessai, Shri Subash(Rajan) Naik; Director, DHS, Dr. Sanjeev Dalvi were amongst those who accompanied the Chief Minister.

 Directing the DHS to move necessary application and comply with the formalities for starting of the Nursing Institute with 100 seats in July 2017 within the prescribed time limit, he said there is an acute shortage and big demand for nurses within the country and outside, due to limited seats.  The opening of the institute will address all this issues to a large extent, he added.

 Shri Parsekar also informed that the tenders for the L.V. Systems, Steel OT, interiors, medical gas and equipments will be floated by April end to ensure that the hospital starts with all requisite facilities. Expressing satisfaction with the ongoing work, he said the work is as per schedule.


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