Agitation to be launched for a Ribandar Health Centre


On 2nd October at 9 am people under the banner of Ribandar Health Care Committee headed by local Corporator Rupesh Halarnkar will assemble in front of the Old Ribandar Hospital to demand a fully fledged Heath care centre with full medical facilities at that old Ribandar Hospital.

Adv.Aires Rodrigues has today stated that everyone participating in the launching of this struggle for the Health Centre will wear a mask and maintain the mandatory social distancing.

Pointing out that Ribandar hospital was Asia’s first established on 13th December 1867 and had had a very glorious history, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that this priceless heritage structure needs to be preserved at all cost and that it was the need of the hour.

Adv. Rodrigues has also expressed the need to maintain history by restoring a fully fledged State of the art medical centre at the Old Ribandar Hospital with all possible health care facilities.

Recalling that in August 2017, the then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had publicly assured the residents of Ribandar that he would ensure that within three months full Medical care services and facilities would be restored at the Old Ribandar hospital, Adv. Rodrigues has further stated that even the current Panaji MLA Babush Monseratte had in his May 2019 by-election manifesto promised the people of a 24X7 health care centre at Ribandar with a fully fledged casualty unit.

While expressing the urgent need of a 24 hour well equipped health centre which should be at least a 10-bedded male and female ward medical facility with X-ray, Sonography, CT scan, MRI, Laboratory and other facilities, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that besides catering to the health needs of the very densely populated Ribandar, the medical centre would also benefit the residents of neighboring Old Goa, Corlim, Divar, Chorao, Merces and Chimbel.


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