Panaji: With the number of beds in various state run COVID-19 hospitals remaining empty, the state health department on Friday said that they will began resuming tertiary care facilities at its apex hospital – Goa Medical College and Hospital.
State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters that the Goa Medical College and Hospital will begin the process to resume its tertiary medical facilities in the complex, as the number of vacant beds in different hospitals is on rise.
He was talking to reporters after chairing Experts’ Committee meeting on COVID-19.
The minister said that increasing people opting for Home Isolation has left the facilities vacant in the state.
“Dean of GMCH will draw a plan to resume the tertiary medical activities in the state in a phased manner,” Rane said that the classes for MBBS course in the GMCH will also be resumed after taking consent from parents and the students.
He said that the classes are currently going on in “online mode.”
Meanwhile, State Health department has decided to increase the monitoring of the patients in Home Isolation from ten days to 17 days. Rane said that the doctors will monitor health situation of the patient in Home Isolation for 17 days.
He said that the dashboard has been commissioned which helps the doctors to know about the health condition of the patients who have opted for Home Isolation.
Rane said that the continuous monitoring of health condition of the patients in Home Isolation has resulted in 50 of them being shifted to the hospital from their homes due to which their lives were saved.