Panaji, February 13: Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, a super speciality block has been planned in the state. The foundation stone for Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital’s 520-bed super-speciality block was laid by the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, today.
CM Parrikar said “Laid foundation stone for Super Speciality Block at GMC, under #PMSSY. The 386 Crore, 520 bed, state of the art facility will bring specialised health care services within people's reach. Special thanks to PM Narendra Modi Ji & J PNadda ji for their continued support.”
Speaking on the occasion, he said, "Goa can become a model state in sectors such as health and education."GMC will become medical hub of the topmost quality. At the moment, GMC competes with private hospitals on many counts.” He said and emphasised the need to maintain hospitals.
State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said, “Through HSCC (Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation), the Goa government has given its approval and the lowest bidder for construction of the super-speciality block at GMC has been tendered. This was a long pending issue.”
He added, “It is a dream project for the Goa government. This project is being guided by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Once this project is completed it will be very beneficial to the people of Goa.”
Earlier, Rane had said that all hurdles had been cleared and with the 5000 sq meters encroached area also demolished, the government had given approval for the old plan and also intimated to the Centre so that the foundation stone can be laid and the State can go ahead with the project