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Panaji: In one of the revolutionary step, Health minister Vishwajit Rane today said that the i-stat machines, which can immediately check 28 parameters of blood, would be made available even to the sub health centres.

Rane said that the staff of health department is currently undergoing intensive training program to handle the i-stat machine, which is procured through a tie up with Abbott company.

“The i-stat machine will reach to the remotest of the village in Goa so that the blood can be checked on 28 different parameters immediately,” he said.

The minister said that the machines would be reaching the sub health centres within next 30 days. “People will not even have to go the Primary Health Centre after these machines are made available in the villages,” he said.

Rane said that the state government is also contemplating to introduce diabetic care scheme for the citizens under central government’s ‘Ayushman Bharat’ initiative.

He said soon the scheme would be launched by chief minister Manohar Parrikar. Under the scheme, insulin and other medicines would be made available.

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