GOA: The 11-member Ribandar Health Care Committee met on Sunday and rejected chief minister Pramod Sawant’s proposal to convert the Old Ribandar hospital into a primary health centre. Local councillor Rupesh Halankar said that they would not settle for anything less than a full-fledged medical facility.
“The health centre should be a 24-hour well equipped facility, which should be at least a 10-bedded male and female ward medical centre with X-ray, sonography, CT scan, MRI, laboratory and other facilities,” advocate Aires Rodrigues said.
The committee also wants the facility to be affiliated and managed by the Goa Medical College. Panaji MLA Atanasio Monserrate had, in his May 2019 by-election manifesto, promised to set up a 24X7 health care centre with a casualty unit in Ribandar. A delegation will call on Union Ayush minister Shripad Naik, Sawant, health minister Vishwajit Rane, Monserrate and chief secretary Parimal Rai to seek their intervention.
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