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GMC to get booster dose of doctors, techs

Health Minister says 450 to 500 lapsed posts may be revived; Dialysis soon at Mapusa, Navelim, Ponda & Valpoi

Story: the | goan | 12th October 2017, 01:36 Hrs
PANAJI
The department of health is in the process of reviving 450 to 500 posts at the Goa Medical College which had lapsed as they were not filled.
The Health Minister informed the media that he had a marathon meeting with the Chief Minister seeking one-time revival of posts of doctors and technicians at the GMC, which have lapsed without getting filled.
At this stage, modalities are being worked out and within two to three more meetings, things will become clearer, the minister disclosed adding that he intends to staff the GMC to its full strength.
The department is also looking to employ four more renowned cardiologists at the GMC, a decision which was pending for over two years.
Meanwhile, the health minister said that the health department is also in the process of restarting the newborn baby screening,which was previously stopped. Once the facility is on track, newborns will be screened for 11 parameters including thalassemia. At this juncture, a committee has been formed to formulate the tender and the guidelines.
In an effort to upgrade the emergency services of GMC, the health department will commission another 10 ambulances including a VVIP one by the end of October under CSR programme.
In addition to this, five fully-equipped cardiac ambulances with doctors on-board round the clock will be launched by December 19. These cardiac ambulances will be directly monitored by the cardiac wing of
GMC so that the window period can be shortened for
treatment.