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Panaji: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday announced the commencing of the South Goa District Hospital as a COVID hospital having a capacity of 150 beds.
The Health Minister in a social media post stated, “Inspected and commissioned the South Goa District Hospital as a COVID Hospital today as assured to the people with an initial capacity of 150 beds.”
Adding that the hospital can accommodate more than five hundred beds Rane stated, “We shall be moving towards 250-300 beds in a phased manner and then ramping it up 400 beds. If required, we can take it up to 566 beds.”
Highlighting the key amenities inducted in the new hospital Rane mentioned, “To manage the hospital, we have recruited 70 people for patient handling, installed HFNO machines and ventilator with an aim to make it a high dependence unit, quality and nutritious meals will be provided to patients along with housekeeping services.”
Dr Sunanda Amonkar and Dr Rajesh Patil have been appointed as Nodal officers to manage operations at the Hospital.
“With stringent protocols in place, we have started taking patient admissions and shifting of patients from ESIC and Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital. Team Goa is working persistently towards intensifying our fight against COVID-19,” he stated.