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COVID-19: Beds in GMCH, Ponda hospital are full, more wards to be converted for the treatment





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Panaji: The Goa government on Tuesday said that the beds in state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital and Sub District Hospital at Ponda reserved for COVID-19 are full to their capacity, while they are trying to augment the facilities.

State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant held a meeting with Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and other officials on Tuesday to review the situation on COVID-19 treatment front.

Emerging from the meeting,  Rane said that the beds, which are reserved for COVID-19 patients at GMCH are full, while similar is the situation of Sub District Hospital at Ponda town. GMCH has reserved 227 beds for COVID-19 patients.

He said that the state government is increasing the bed capacity to treat COVID-19 patients at GMCH by converting two more wards, which will add up another 60 beds.

Rane said that the new building of South district hospital at Margao has already been commissioned at COVID-19 treatment facility, which will take care of mild to moderate patients.

The minister said that state government is trying its level best to increase the bed capacity in the state run facilities. Pointing out that the bed capacity is full, Rane said that the patients are having faith in the treatment provided at government hospitals.

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