CM says PHC to be converted to Sub-district hospital within few days
MLA Cabral says 10 bedded morgue facilities will be available at the centre
CURCHOREM: “The Curchorem Up-Graded Community Health Centre (CUCHC) will be made a Sub-District Hospital within a few days.” assured Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant.
He was speaking at a inaugural function of a newly constructed building of 82 bedded Curchorem Up-Graded Primary Health Centre on Tuesday in the presence of Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral, Saligao MLA and GSIDC Vice-Chairman Kedar Naik, CCMC Chairperson Pradeep Naik and GSIDC MD Harish Kankonkar, Director of Health Services Dr. Geeta Kakodkar and Curchorem Health Officer Dr. Megha Kudchodkar.
Speaking further he assured to complete all the developmental projects in Curchorem within the next three years.
“Lot of pressure is coming on the Goa Medical College (GMC) therefore another medical college is required in South Goa where more doctors can be produced to fulfill the medical needs of the people.” said Sawant and urged the people particularly the diabetic/pre-diabetic patients to control their eating habits to avoid needs of the dialysis treatment. Later he inaugurated the dialysis unit in the hospital.
Health Minister Rane assured to appoint required specialized doctors on contractual/part-time basis.”Provision will be made to take the services of the doctors who willingly offer their honorary medical services one or twice in a month in the government hospitals.Tie-up has been made with Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai where services of their specialized doctors will be available in the GMC.” informed Rane and assured to re-commence the Emergency Room to provide basic treatment to Cardiac patients in CUCHC.
Earlier local MLA Nilesh Cabral informed that 10 bedded morgue facilities will be available at the centre besides a 24 hours pharmacy will remain open. “Oxygen lines have been provided to all the hospital beds in the new building which is constructed by Goa State Infrastructure Corporation (GSIDC) at the cost of Rs.51 cores. The required staff including doctors and other facilities including Trauma ward will be made available within the next six months.” assured Cabral