Goa Medical College gets new super specialty block

Goa Medical College gets new super specialty block

Goa Chief minister Manohar Parrikar laid the foundation stone for the Super Speciality block at Goa Medical College (GMC), Bambolim in Panaji . The project is being implemented under the central government’s Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Parrikar said, the Super Speciality block will make GMC, which is already competing with private hospitals in terms of service quality, one of the country’s top hospitals. The chief minister thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his visionary leadership, which is driving the country forward.

Mr Parrikar said, central government schemes offer several opportunities for the state and currently, projects worth 25,000 crore rupees are under way in Goa.

The 500-bed Super Speciality block at GMC would be set up at a cost of around 350 crore rupees and would spread over an area of over 50,000 square metres. It would offer 11 super speciality healthcare facilities and is expected to decongest and reduce patient load on GMC. State health minister Vishwajit Rane, who was also present on the occasion, said that the facility would change the narrative of healthcare in Goa. HSCC (India) Ltd is the executing agency for the project.

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