GOA: Health minister Vishwajit Rane said that the government has decided to convert the sub-district hospital, Ponda, into a second Covid hospital. He made the announcement after a series of meetings with senior doctors and officials of the department of health, and said it would be commissioned in the next 48 hours.
The state’s only Covid facility, the ESI hospital in Margao, is now almost full. As a record 506 new cases were detected on Sunday, a temporary holding ward has been created at the Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim, to admit new patients that require immediate help but can’t be accommodated at the ESI-Covid hospital.
“After a joint consultation with chief minister pramod sawant and other officials, the government has decided to declare the Ponda sub-district hospital as the second Covid hospital,” said Rane. “Arrangements are being made to transfer the patients from the sub-district hospital to other facilities.”
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