Panaji: Goa Health department on Wednesday increased the bed capacity for its hospital designed to treat COVID-19 patients from 60 to 170, minister Vishwajit Rane said.
Goa has witnessed sudden spurt in the COVID-19 cases with 41 active patients detected in the state till Wednesday morning.
Rane said that the bed capacity has been increased from 60 to 170, with back up of another 30 beds, totaling the capacity to 200.
Announcing the upgradation of bed capacity, Rane said in a statement issued here “I would like to congratulate my team of doctors. Dr Ira (Almeida, Medical Superintendent, Hospicio Hospital), Director of Health Services Dr D’Sa (Jose D’Sa), Dean Goa Medical College Dr (Shivanand) Bandekar, and Secretary Health Nila Mohanan for increasing the bed capacity at the COVID hospital from 60 beds to 170 beds overnight.”
“We also have a back up facility of adding another 30 beds which will take it up to 200 beds in a span of an hour, if needed,” he added.
Rane said “I am proud of my doctors, nurses and all the front-line staff for doing a commendable job. Goa salutes you for your dedication and commitment.”