PANAJI: With surge in COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane today said that the State government is exploring imposing certain restrictions to curb the spread of virus.
Rane said that the decision in this regard will be taken in 2-3 days.
Addressing the media, Rane said the state government exploring the possibility of imposing certain restrictions to curb COVID19 spread and that the decision in this regard will be taken in 2-3 days.
“Disaster Management Authorities to decide on restrictions; Beds at South Goa District Hospital and GMC almost full; COVID care centres likely to be notified,” said Rane
He said, “Time has come to put in certain curbs or restrictions in the state or the situation will go out of hand; I will speak to the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant in this regard,”
He further said that the next 4 months are going to be crucial and all the people should take utmost precautions.
The Health Minister informed that the bed capacity in both GMC and South Goa District Hospital are nearly full stating that only 10 to 20 beds each are vacant in both the main hospitals.
“10 COVID-19 patients in GMC are on trolley; We should be ready with all infrastructures if cases increase. Health Department will increase bed capacity by 300 in South Goa District Hospital,” he added
He said that state must have every infra and doctors in place and have already had expert committee meeting on to take assessment of covid19 situation in the state
“I appeal to the citizens to follow all the SOPs of wearing a mask & following strict social distancing as per govt. directions. We shall be interacting with expert committee on steps to be taken to keep the virus under control,” HM said
Rane also appealed to those who are eligible for taking the vaccine to come forward and get vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Health Minister informed that as of now no traveler has died in Goa due to Covid-19 and that his department is keeping a track on people and their travel history