PANAJI: With Goa recording highest number of seventeen deaths on Monday, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has once again urged citizens to take COVID19 symptoms seriously.
The Chief Minister has said that there is no shortage of medical facilities and expertise in the State.
He, however, said delaying the medical care will only decrease chances of recoevery.
“I am deeply pained by the number of deaths in the state today due to #COVID19. In most cases it has been observed that the deaths occurred due to late admissions to the hospitals,” he said.
Sawant further said, “Therefore, I humbly request everyone to take symptoms seriously, and if observed, to immediately rush to the nearest hospital”.
He continued, “There is no shortage of medical facilities and expertise. Delaying medical care will only decrease chances of recovery.”
Meanwhile, the Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has informed that the ward no 121 in Goa Medical College would be converted to COVID ward.
“To further strengthen our fight against #Covid19, Ward No 121 in GMC to be converted in to a COVID ward with private rooms,” he said.
He stated that this will ensure increased bed capacity to accommodate COVID patients.
Rane also applauded the decision of the Central government for opening up vaccination for all above 18 years.
“Applaud the decision of the Central Government led by Hon’ble PM Shri
@narendramodi Ji on opening up COVID-19 vaccination for all above 18 years of age, starting from 1st May, 2021. Together, let’s forge ahead in fighting the menace of #COVID19,” he wrote.