Goa to de-notify SSB as covid hospital facility, dedicates two wards in old building


Panaji: Even as Goa government has announced that it will de-notify its Super Speciality Block at Goa Medical College and Hospital as covid facility, State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday said that two wards in the old building of facility would be dedicated to COVID-19 due to the “new strains that are arising.”

Goa government’s decision comes on a day when India is keeping close watch on “Omicron” a new covid variant, that may be create fresh threat of the pandemic.

Rane on Saturday tweeted “Super Speciality Block will be de-notified as Covid hospital after consulting Hon CM @DrPramodPSawant. In Old GMC wing, however, we will dedicate two wards for Covid management due to the new strains that are arising. Efforts for moving several specialities at SSB (super speciality block) are in full swing.”

In yet another tweet related to the Super Speciality Block, Rane tweeted “the Super Speciality Block, a state-of-art hospital that will bring all specialities under one roof and fulfill every Goan’s dream, will soon become a reality. It will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji in the near future.”

“Earlier this morning, I chaired a meeting with the doctors to discuss accelerating all specialities at the super speciality block on top priority. We shall be reconvening on the same on Monday,” he said in another tweet.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant earlier this week had announced that the Prime Minister will inaugurate Super Speciality Block on December 19, this year, which is state’s liberation Day.


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