Panaji. January 27, 2019 ….The Government will soon form cluster of 100 Anganwadi  said Minister for Health Shri Vishwajit Rane. He was speaking after inaugurating State Institute of Health and Family Welfare and college of Physiotherapy at Restored Old Asilo Hospital at Mapusa recently.

 Also present on the occasion were Deputy Speaker Shri Michael Lobo, Shri Deepak Pauskar, Chairman GSIDC, Shri Ryan Braganza Chairperson Mapusa Municipal Council, Ms Merlyn D’souza Vice chairperson, MMC Shri Deepak Desai, Director Women and Child Development Dr Pradeep Naik Dean Goa Medical College, Dr Sanjeev Dalvi, Director of Health Services ,Dr Shivanand Bandekar and councilors.

Speaking further Shri Rane said that parents from underprivileged background as well as affluent background will be proud to send their children in these Anganwadi which will be better than play school. Appreciating efforts of the anganwadi worker Shri Rane said all the programmes of health sector are doing well due to Anganwadi workers who publicize the schemes and create awareness among the people.

Also Swawlamban Scheme was re launched on the occasion and handed over Cheques of Rs 30,000/-  each to 100 Self Help Group.

  Shri Rane further said that Swawlamban scheme will provide ₹30,000 to every Mahila Mandal and self help group, a financial assistance on yearly basis. The Self-Help Group can avail activities like Bag making, Tailoring, Art & Craft, cooking, etc. This will not only empower women but also encourage them to take up economic activities. With the help of this scheme, several groups of women can come together and create a corpus to move forward in different sectors. We want to empower women and properly utilize the funds being allocated he added.

Shri Rane also said that the  old Asilo Hospital has a great history to it; we have kept all the heritage related interiors in mind and renovated it for a state of art College of Physiotherapy and Training centre.

Shri Michael Lobo said that Government should allocate at least one shop to the self help group so that they can sell their product. ‘Swawlambhan’ scheme will help to empower women he added.

Shri Deepak Pauskar briefed about the salient features of State Institute of Health and Family Welfare and college of Physiotherapy and said that the renovated building is divided in to 3 parts. The main building consists of seminar room, auditorium, principal office etc while the south block consists of kitchen, guests room etc. Other facilities such as up-gradation of pump house, open courtyard are kept in mind too.Total cost of the work is Rs 10.56 crs he informed.

Dr Sanjeev Dalvi welcomed the gathering, Shri Umesh Kholkar compered the function while Shri Adolf Pacheco proposed the vote of thanks.


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