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Goa to augment its bed capacity by 500-600 numbers

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Panaji: Goa government on Sunday said that they will be augmenting the bed capacity of COVID-19 hospitals by 500-600 numbers.

State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, in a media statement issued here, has said that the government has taken a collective decision to increase the number of beds.

“In view of the surge in cases in the state of Goa & the constant increase in demand for beds with Oxygen, we have taken a collective decision to increase the number of beds to ensure there is no shortage and all patients receive immediate care,” Rane said.

He said that the State Health department will be converting the Super Specialty Block  of Goa Medical College and Hospital near here, into a Covid Hospital.

“Other hospitals which include GMC, South Goa District Hospital, ESI Hospital, Sub-District Hospital Ponda and Cansaulim Hospital will also be requisitioned to create additional capacity of 500-600 beds,” the minister added.

Rane said that the state government’s objective is to create more than 2,000 oxygen beds in order to ensure we are well-equipped to manage the surge in cases in the state.

“We are relentlessly working towards saving precious lives of the people of Goa,” he added.

 

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