Panaji, May 06, 2017 … Emphasizing that the functioning of Goa Medical College needs to be strengthened, Health Minister Shri Vishwajit Rane assured to provide better and quality facilities to cater to the needs of patients as well as Doctors.

Shri Rane speaking at a meeting held with the HoD’s of GMC at Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim today, said infrastructure facilities in GMC will be improved and added that the registration counter will also be increased to facilitate the patients.

The meeting was arranged with HOD to acquaint himself of the various difficulties being faced by Doctors in the discharge of their professional duties and also to ascertain the facilities required to provide better services to the patients.

 GMC will be one of the best Hospital in India, shri Rane Remarked and appealed to the Doctors to suggest their ideas/views to make it proactive to the needs of the Patients.

He pointed that the condition of many units in the hospital are very critical.  This will not be tolerated, he added.  Shri Rane directed the Dean of GMC and HOD’s to move proposals for whatever requirements that are required to meet the medical services at the hospital.

        Shri Rane said that he was shocked during his visit to see stray dogs moving freely in the hospital. Such lethargy will not be tolerated in future, he remarked.

        Workload at the hospital has increased manifold times, the Health Minister said and stressed the need to sort out the issues. He emphasized to increase the registration counter before May 15to avoid rush and queue of patients.

Reiterating the Government’s commitment to strengthen and provide all the facilities at GMC, Shri Rane mentioned that patients coming for treatment are mainly poor and can’t afford the procurement of medicines from outside.  He advised the doctors to avoid prescribing medicine to patients from outside and to ensure that the medicines are available within.

        The meeting discussed the issues like recruitment of Doctors, manpower, infrastructure etc at the hospital.

Dean, Goa Medical College, Dr Pradeep Naik; Medical Superintendent, Dr. Savio Rodrigues; Shri Sanjeev Gadkar, Director (Admn) GMC and Shri Sunil Masurkar, Joint Secretary Health were also present on the occasion.