Adv.Aires Rodrigues has today stated that the residents of Ribandar will strongly oppose any move to set up an AYUSH Centre at the Old Goa Medical College Hospital at Ribandar.
Adv. Rodrigues has stated that a delegation of Ribandar residents will soon call on Ayush Minister Shripad Naik, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and Chief Secretary Parimal Rai to seek their intervention in the matter.
Adv.Rodrigues has stated that whatever space remains at the Old Goa Medical College Hospital at Ribandar should be used on projects for the benefit of the local residents with a full-fledged 10 bedded medical facility being a priority.
Pointing out that ever since Goa Medical College’s Ribandar Hospital in 1988 moved to Bambolim there has been a longstanding demand of the local residents that a full-fledged health care facility be restored at Ribandar to cater to the health needs of the locals, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that the setting up of that long overdue full-fledged state of the art well equipped medical facility at the now vacant premises of the Old Goa Medical College Ribandar hospital has to happen so that it is accessible and available around the clock for those requiring medical assistance.
Stating 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 the Medical care services and facilities would be restored at the old Ribandar Hospital,
Adv. Rodrigues has stated that it was shocking that what has been approved for Ribandar is just a day dispensary.
Adv. Rodrigues has stated that Ribandar urgently needs a 24 hour well equipped health centre which should be at least a 10-bedded medical facility with a X-ray, Sonography, CT scan, MRI and other facilities.
Adv. Rodrigues has further stated besides catering to the health emergencies of the very densely populated Ribandar, this medical centre at Ribandar would also benefit the residents of neighboring Old Goa, Divar, Chorao, Chimbel and Merces.
Expressing hope that better sense will prevail on the authorities, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that the people of Ribandar will unitedly strive to see that the medical facility at the Old Ribandar Hospital becomes a reality.