Panaji, December 20, 2017 ….  “GMC (Goa Medical College) is a premier institute in Goa.  It should not be a place of last resort that people go to but the place of first resort. The doctors here are doing a great job, “Shri Vishwajit Rane, Minister for Health said at the inauguration of the newly commissioned Post-Operative Cardio-Thoracic ICU, of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Department of GMC.

 Shri Rane further said that the act of Shri Narayan Bandekar, Industrialist and Philanthropist, who has fully sponsored this facility under the Manda and Narayan Bandekar Charitable Trust, is an example of true Goemkarponn where lives will be saved.

Dr. Shirish Borkar, Professor and Head CVTS, GMC said that having post-operative Cardio thoracic ICU in close proximity  to the operation theatre will aid in better monitoring of patients and decrease patients  risk of infection. He added that this is a critical set up required by GMC which will help to save lives of Goans and which will strengthen the hands of the doctors. 

Dr. Pradeep Naik, the Dean of GMC informed that they plan to introduce teaching unit and super specialty courses in cardiology.

Dr. Shivanand Bandekar, the  Medical Superintendent of GMC said that the help and support of Philanthropists was very much needed to strengthen the GMC.

The new 5 bedded post-operation  cardio-thoracic ICU will increase the surgical output of the department there by reducing the waiting list of the surgical patients.

Present on the occasion were Dr. Rajendra Dessai, undersecretary to the Health Minister, Smt. Trupti Manerkar Undersecretary (Health-I), Shri Dattaram Sardessai, Director of Administration and GMC doctors among other. 


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