PANAJI: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane today announced that the Government of India, Government Of Goa, and Dr. Shrikhande of Tata Memorial will be signing a MoU shortly to take the initiative forward of starting OPDs for cancer patients, where doctors from Tata Memorial Centre will visit the new hospital once a week.
This initiative was taken up by me to the PMO, and with the guidance of PM Narendra Modi and Union Minister Mansukh Mandviya.
“We have started construction of the new hospital which will be ready in 16 to 18 months. This tripartite agreement will help people access the benefits of cancer treatment, preventive care, and touch every aspect of cancer just like the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai,” said Rane
He further said that the new hospital will help thousands of people in the state of Goa and peripheral areas right up to Sindhudurg and parts of Karnataka.
Apart from the OPDs, the hospital will also run regularly as discussed with the Government of India and Tata Memorial Centre. The whole intention is to make this an autonomous body so that we are able to manage with the best of doctors and Healthcare services.
“In the prevention of cancer, which is on the rise in the state of Goa, we will be in a better position to have preventive mechanisms in place and also create a large amount of awareness with this agreement. I would like to thank the CM, Dr Pramod Sawant,for his support to the Ministry of Health, Government of Goa in helping us with this initiative,” he added
He said that without him, this facility would never have started taking shape in the state of Goa.
“PM’s goal is to make healthcare accessible and affordable to all citizens, reducing disparity is his first priority. Taking this goal forward we want to provide Goa access to high-quality medical treatment so that our people won’t need to travel outside the state to avail them,” he added