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GOVERNOR FLAGS OFF 108 AMBULANCES AT RAJ BHAVAN

 

 Panaji. Dated: July 11, 2018

 

            The Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt) Mridula Sinha flagged off 108 Ambulances for advanced life support , ambulances at Raj Bhavan today. Health Minister, Shri Vishwajeet Rane was present on the occasion.  After flag off ceremony, the Governor along with Health Minister and Doctors inspected the emergency and safety measures in the ambulances and the vehicles.

                Addressing on the occasion, the Governor said that this top class services is first of its kind in any state in the country. She further hoped that this will lead to the creation for a healthy competition among the other states to provide better health care facilities to the people. She complimented the people of Goa and said that this service will benefit Goans tremendously.
               
                Health Minister Shri Vishwajeet Rane informed that, keeping in mind the vacuum in advanced life support , 6 new advanced life support Ambulances have been flagged off today. Same will be made available for Old Goa, Chorao, Netravali ,Assonora, Quepem. betki  will be new location. The  Emergency medical technician - EMT on ambulances are trained and can stabilise a patient and shift him to nearest district hospital or GMC.

                Briefing about the service of Cardiac Ambulance to the Governor, Dr. Guruprasad Naik, who heads the Cardiology Department said, this will help to diagnose the patient and give them good service in the cardiac ambulance itself.
                Dr. Ram Kripal Sinha, Spouse of the Governor graced the flag off ceremony. Dr. Sanjiv Dalvi, Director of Health Services and acting dean & MS of Goa Medical College Dr Shivanand Bandekar,  former Director of Health Services Dr. Rajnanda Desai,  Dr Guru prasad &   Head of operation for GVK emri - Purti Patkar along with the team also graced the function.

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