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Goa Medical College converts its Examination Hall into Covid-19 ward

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Panaji:  Considering the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Goa government on Friday converted the examination hall of Goa Medical College and Hospital near here into the 150 bedded coronavirus treatment facility.
State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday inspected the facility, which is taking shape in a record period of time.
Sawant said that the facility would be ready for functioning by Friday (today) evening. “This will be a ward with 150 beds, all having the facility of Oxygen,” the chief minister said talking to reporters.
He said that another  300 beded facility in GMCH complex will be ready in next four days. Sawant said that the Super Speciality block of the GMCH will be coverted into COVID-19 hospital to cater to the increasing  demand of the patients.
He said that out of total 300 beds in Super Speciality Hospital, 150 would be of Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Sawant said that the bed capacity of other facilities including North Goa District Hospital and South Goa District Hospital will also be increased in days to come.
Sawant appealed people to stay at home and start the treatment at early stage, if they are found to be symptomatic.
The Chief Minister said that the state has already began giving medication to the people who arrive for testing, as a part of new protocol. “We are not waiting for the COVID-19 report, we provide them the medication as soon as they arrive for testing,” he said.
Sawant said that the state government has put up COVID-19 facilities across the State and people should go to the nearest hospital, without rushing to the GMCH.
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