Govt to provide better rural healthcare facilities: Vishwajit
The government will formulate a system where doctors at Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim will be requested to adopt a rural hospital so that various facilities such as surgery, gynec etc will reach the rural areas, said Health Minister Vishwajit Rane while interacting with the media after inspecting the Tuem Hospital on Tuesday.
Rane said that the Tuem hospital will have to be used to its maximum in order to make the hospital functional.
Following a request from Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane along with Dilip Joshi manager of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Sudesh Sangodkar deputy manager GSIDC, Krutika Kundri assistant manager Electrical Training visited the Tuem Hospital in the presence of local MLA Dayanand Sopte.
The Minister was also accompanied by health officials namely Dr Rajnanda Desai in- charge, Dr Jose DSA chief medical officer, Dr Dangue chief medical officer and Dr Surekha Parulekar health officer.
During the visit Rane had discussions with health officials and heard grievances of the people. Later, Rane along with GSIDC officials and others inspected the construction site of the new hospital building.
Interacting with media, Rane expressed surprise over delay in construction of the new hospital. “I was surprised to know that after laying the foundation, still no money has been allocated for the construction of the hospital ever after one and half years”.
Commenting on the shortage of staff, Rane said, “I have decided not to listen to anyone with regard to transfer of doctors. The doctors will be transferred as per requirements only” said Rane.
Local MLA Dayanand Sopte said that with the visit of the Health Minister all problems concerning the Tuem Hospital will be resolved.
Commenting on the delay of the new hospital building Sopte said that the contractor was not given any money by the GSIDC for nearly one and half years, as a result the project was delayed.