GOA: The Candolim primary health centre (PHC) has given independent charge to eight medical officers to deal with the rising Covid-19 cases in eight villages under its jurisdiction. Candolim PHC’s health officer Dr Roshan Nazareth told that the villages of Pilerne, Nerul, Candolim, Calangute, Saligao, Reis Magos, Sangolda and Guirim will have a medical officer each.
The duties of the medical officers will include identifying high risk contacts for swab testing, and to decide who has to be tested and when. The health officers will also be responsible for arranging vehicles to get patients for the test and accordingly moving them to Covid care centres thereafter. Nazareth further said that this is a “collaborative effort wherein a nodal officer, who is in charge under integrated diseases and surveillance programme, monitors the health officers in these villages”.
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