PANAJI: Goa has turned into the nation’s accident capital, according to Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, who expressed alarm over the amount of accidents occurring in the State.
“Since many young people lose their lives in vehicle crashes, parents should teach their kids to drive defensively. Parents need to take responsibility for their children and there has to be social awareness of this issue,” said Rane.
He further said that increasing accident cases is putting pressure on the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Bambolim, but we must accept it.
“From a ratio perspective, Goa has emerged as the nation’s epicenter of accidents, the State requires a minimum of 25 new ambulances,” he added.
Rane said that the strain on ambulances is immense. We occasionally run into issues when we try to get at the scene of an accident seven minutes early, said Rane.
Even though Goa’s ambulance response times are faster than those of other states, there is still room for improvement.
“The only state to implement a cutting-edge life-saving technology is Goa. A committee has been established to map the locations that require ambulance service, according to Rane.
Rane, said that the hearse vans will keep serving the public and, if necessary, private hearse vans will be deployed.