GOA : Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate called on chief minister Pramod Sawant and demanded a full-fledged hospital at Ribandar.Monserrate also urged the chief minister to speed up projects under the Smart City Mission in Panaji. Monserrate said that he took up the hospital matter with health minister Vishwajit Rane before approaching the CM.Monserrate said Rane assured him of conducting an inspection at Ribandar with health department officials and Goa Medical College doctors.
The Panaji MLA said that he told the chief minister that earlier the Panaji constituency had two hospitals, both of which have been shut. “If we start the Ribandar hospital, then it would cater to the people of Panaji,” he said, adding, “Sawant gave a positive reply.”Residents of Ribandar have been demanding a full-fledged hospital. Sawant on October 2 had said that he would consider setting up a primary healthcare centre at Ribandar.
Speaking on Smart City, Monserrate said that he told Sawant that projects under the mission are moving very slowly and that there is need to speed them up. He said that during the last one year, the smart city mission board has not been reconstituted and that this has been brought to chief minister’s notice.Panaji constituency had two hospitals and both have been shut.
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