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Panaji July 16, 2020

Asadha 25, 1942


The Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant, the Health Minister, Shri Vishwajit Rane, Chief Secretary, Shri Parimal Rai, IAS and the Health Secretary, Ms Nila Mohanan, IAS called on the Governor, Dr Satya Pal Malik  today to brief him about the current COVID-19 situation in the State of Goa. The latest statistics were presented to the Governor, along with the analysis of the figures regarding testing rate, recovery rate, positivity rate and mortality rate.

The arrangements put in place in terms of clinical management, food, housekeeping and other facilities at the COVID Hospital and the Covid Care Centres were outlined. The containment strategy put in place by the Collectors in the containment and micro-containment zones of both Districts was described, along with the arrangements for the supply of essential items to the people residing in such zones. The initiatives taken by the Health Department in setting up testing facilities, procuring the medicines recently recommended by ICMR and operationalizing the Plasma Bank and making preparations for plasma therapy were brought out.  

The Chief Secretary, Shri Parimal Rai, IAS briefed the Governor about the co-ordination and monitoring mechanism put in place through daily war room meetings of the State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority.

The Health Minister, Shri Vishwajit Rane highlighted the efforts of the Health Department to enhance the infrastructure and equipments for managing COVID 19 in the State. Dr Sawant spoke about the various measures taken and incentives offered by the State Government for economic revival.

The Governor appreciated the constant and dedicated efforts taken by the State Government to combat the COVID 19 situation. He stated that strict vigil should be maintained throughout the State and awareness should continue to be created amongst the public about the safety protocol (use of masks, sanitizers, maintaining social distance etc.) to be followed and about timely reporting of any symptoms to the Health Department.