If required, we can put up more facilities to tackle covid19: Vishwajit Rane



Panaji: Goa government on Friday said that state government is ready to put up more facilities to treat COVID-19 patients, if required.

State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that people of Goa should cooperate with the the government by abiding the norms like social distancing and use of masks to avoid spread of COVID-19.

“Goa government is committed towards keeping the people of Goa safe,” the minister said.

“We are ready to create more facilities including another COVID facility in the state,” he said.

Goa government has designated ESI hospital at Margao as COVID-19 facility. Rane said that if required, another facility can be created in North Goa.

He said that he is himself monitoring the facilities provided to the coronavirus positive patients who are lodged in different covidcare facilities.

Rane said that the state has enacted stringent protocols and Standard Operating Protocols.

He said that state health department has began random testing at different clusters, where positive cases are reported.

“We should  know what is happening in these clusters,” he said.




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