Porvorim Set to Receive Health Centre with Full-Fledged Facilities: Rane

Jan 03, 2024

Health Minister Shri Vishwajit Rane Unveiled Vision for Porvorim’s Upcoming Health Centre equipped with comprehensive facilities. This announcement came in response to the requests made by Minister for Tourism and IT Shri Rohan Khaunte who shared that the Health Department was granted a 2000 sqmt plot of Housing Board land near the old market in Porvorim last year and appealed to the Health Minister to establish a new Health Centre, featuring a complete OPD, emergency services, trauma center, gynaecological facilities, and a fully operational day care center, complete with a comprehensive pharmacy.

Shri Rane highlighted that the forthcoming Primary Health Centre in Porvorim will house essential services like a trauma center, gynaecological care, physiotherapy, and a day care center.”

“He also disclosed that the government plans to construct a dedicated 50-bed dialysis unit within the premises of the new building.

Rane emphasized that Goa’s commitment to providing medicine and medical facilities free of cost remains unparalleled, solidifying its status as the sole State with this progressive healthcare initiative.”Whether it’s insulin or medications for cardiac patients, Goa extends the provision of these essential treatments free of charge, he added.

Addressing the alarming rise in blood pressure problems and strokes among those aged 25 to 35 due to lifestyle shifts, he earnestly urged youngsters to learn the significance of respecting their own lives.

Shri Rohan Khaunte highlighted that Porvorim stands alone in Goa as the exclusive location with a standalone Dialysis unit.

Informing about the allocation of a 2000 sqmt plot from the Housing Board near the old market in Porvorim to the Health Department last year, Shri Rohan Khaunte urged the Health Minister to construct a new Health Centre at the location. He called upon the Health Minister to initiate the construction of a new Health Centre at this site, incorporating a comprehensive OPD, emergency services, trauma center, gynecological facilities, and a fully functional day care center with a well-equipped pharmacy.

Smt. Kavita Naik, ZP Member, Shri. Sapnil Chodankar, Penha De Franca, Sarpanch, Smt. Sonia Pednekar Sarpanch V. P Socorro, were also present on the occasion.

Dr Shikhander Talwar, Medical Officer Incharge Porvorim Health Centre gave the welcome address.

Dr. Geeta Kakodkar, Director, Directorate of Health Services and Shri Shekhar Sardessai, Managing Director, Kineco Kaman Composites Pvt. Ltd also spoke on the occassion


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