I don’t think there is any fear on Coronavirus as far as Goa is concerned: Vishwajit Rane


Calangute:  Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday said that there is no need to fear, as far as Goa is concerned, on coronavirus issue.

Rane told reporters that all the guidelines of World Health Organisation (WHO) and Union Ministry of Health were followed by the state government, which has set up isolation wards at two different places in each district.

“I don’t think there is any fear on coronavirus as far as Goa is concerned,” he said listing out the measures taken to ensure that related guidelines are followed.

Goa government has formed a task force led by state chief secretary Parimal Rai to ensure that the guidelines of WHO and Union health ministry are strictly followed.

Rane said that till date there is no positive case of coronavirus reported in Goa while state has set up isolation wards at its facilities at Chicalim (South Goa) and Goa medical college and hospital (North Goa).

“There is direct video conferencing of state secretary health with government of India and other secretaries of health from other states on every alternate day,” he said.

As per the data of state health department, there are 14 travelers who are being monitored without keeping them in isolation facility. “Right now there is only one suspect who is in isolation ward of GMC,” a senior health department official said.

The union aviation ministry has posted a doctor at the airport for screening the patients suspected of coronavirus, he added.


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