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Panaji: The Goa government will prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to ensure that all COVID-19 patients whether mild, moderate or severe get oxygen on timely basis in the state run facilities, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Thursday.

Rane chaired a meeting of the experts committee on Thursday to review the COVID-19 treatment situation in the State amidst rising in the number of cases.

“The SOP to be developed to ensure all patients whether mild, moderate or severe get oxygen on a timely basis,” said the Health Minister, in a media statement issued here after the meeting.

He said that the patients coming to ward number 148 at Goa Medical College and Hospital with symptoms to be treated in COVID ward to ensure that there’s no delay in providing medical assistance to critical patients.

“Anaesthesia technicians that are being trained will be deployed to monitor the oxygen supply to patients either in the ward or remotely,” he said adding that

Ward number115 under the Pulmonary Medicine department at GMC will be ready by Tuesday.

Sending a clear signal that no preferential treatment would be given, Rane said “beds to be made available to all patients in need – no VIP culture.”

He said that the respective nodal officer at COVID Hospitals to have final authority over discharge of COVID patients.

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