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Panaji: With increasing number of stroke cases being reported in the State, the Government has decided to upgrade and strengthen the neurology unit of Goa medical college (GMC) and hospital to deal with emergencies.

The State Health department has decided to send Dr Teresa Pereira, the head of department of neurology, to US for a month long training on stroke management.

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane today held a review meeting with GMC dean Dr Pradip Naik, Medical Superintendent Dr S Bandekar and Heads of Department on various issues related to GMC. Right from improving the infrastructure and facilities, it was also discussed to ensure that the response time is quick.  

Rane told reporters that government is focusing on strengthening the neurology unit.

Two dedicated operational theaters (OT) and one minor OT for neuro surgery are been identified.

“There is a need to provide exposure to our doctors, especially, to train them in new technology and modern method of treatment in stroke management. My aim is to strengthen stroke unit in GMC as cases of stroke are on the rise in Goa,” Minister said.

Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar is the recent high-profile case of brain stroke. He is currently admitted in the Mumbai,. 

 

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