PHC Cansaulim not following proper COVID protocol: Olencio Simoes
CANSAULIM: Congress Leader Olencio Simoes today alleged that Primary Health Centre Cansaulim authorities are not following proper Covid Protocol as Goa witnessed its first Omicron variant case who has been isolated at the PHC since 10 days.
“PHC lacks proper facilities like providing food for the Covid patients, proper toilet facilities and disposal of waste from the ward. the Health Officer and staff have failed to follow strict protocol even now as the omicron case was sharing the same ward as the other covid patients and relatives despite the issue being raised,” said Simoes
He further said that lack of security posted at the ward entrance allows free entry and exit of anyone from the covid isolation ward on the 1st floor and that Covid patients are found wandering in the ward without masks due to no monitoring of the ward and even cigarettes are in the possession of some.
“PHC continues to function from the ground and second floor and public coming to the PHC and office are exposed to the virus due to lack of proper isolation and monitoring,”he added
While Goa boasts of taking stringent measures, the main isolation facility itself serves as an explosive to spread of the Omicron variant claimed Olencio
Meanwhile, the Cortalim Congress Block has appealed to the Chief Minister and Health Minister to urgently intervene and expedite strict action against these gross mismanagement and failures of the PHC and its authorities.