Goan Reporter News: Staying healthy is the secrets of living happy – CM Dr Pramod Sawant


Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant along with Health Minister, Shri Vishwajeet Rane inaugurated Ophthalmic Operation Theatre at Community Health Centre Sankhali today.

Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister informed about the starting of Satellite OPDs of Ayush Hospital and GMC at Sankhali Primary Health Centre. He assured that the existing three Operation theatres at Valpoi, Sankhali and Bicholim will be made operational soon.

Speaking further Dr. Pramod Sawant said, staying healthy is one of the secrets of living happy and enjoying life. He appealed to the public to take care of one’s health. World class equipment is installed at Ophthalmic Operation theatre wherein eye related operations will be carried out soon.

Chief Minister advising the diabetic patients to take care of diabetic retinopathy said that in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, controlling the diabetes can help to prevent vision problems at advanced stages. Check up the eyes at regular intervals.

Health Minister Shri Vishwajeet Rane in his speech said that the State Government has inked an agreement with Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, to set up a cancer institute in Goa, a move that will provide treatment for cancer cases in Goa itself. 50 nurses will be sent for training. Six more dialysis centres will be made functional to serve the kidney patients and a new Cathlab will be started soon, he informed. The Health Minister said the Chief Minister will announce five good initiatives of Health Services on the coming statehood day function.

Dr. Chandrakant Shetye, MLA, Bicholim and Shri Premendra Shet, MLA, Mayem also spoke on the occasion.

Others present on the occasion were Smt. Reshmi Desai, Chairperson Sankhali Municipal Council; Shri Gopal Surlakar, ZP Member; Dr. Geeta Kakodkar, Director, Directorate of Health Services; Dr. Ugam Usgaonkar, HOD, Ophthalmic Division and Dr. Uttam Desai.


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