GOA: Ponda residents worried about where to go in case of an emergency after the taluka’s sub-district hospital is converted into a covid hospital, on Monday, the authorities said casualty services would be made operational from the Dilasa palliative care centre at Farmagudi. However, doctors said neither an X-ray machine nor Ultra Sonography (USG) equipment would be available at the centre.
Medical superintendent of the Ponda sub-district hospital Dr Vikas Kuwelkar told that there is no alternative as far as the equipment is concerned. All the medical officers who were at the casualty of the sub-district hospital will, however, be available at the Dilasa centre’s casualty, he said.
The USG equipment is needed at the sub-district hospital for ante natal cases as most pregnant Covid positive women will be shifted to the Ponda hospital, Kuwelkar said.
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