Category Archives: Health

Goa, Porvorim to have its own sewerage system

The project’s cost is estimated at Rs 283 crore; NABARD has already released the first instalment of Rs 93 crore Porvorim has developed at a fast pace in recent years. It now houses many residential and commercial complexes, hospitals, hotels, automobile showrooms, banks, government departments, and the Assembly complex. A High Court is also expected […]

Lokayukta case in job scam involving former minister

Goa government has filed a case with Lokayukta for irregularities in job recruitments in the state allegedly involving former agriculture and health minister Vishwajit Rane. A senior government official said that three cases, two related to job recruitments in agriculture and health departments, have been filed with Lokayukta. “Rane has been named as an accused in […]

Goa minister questioned over wife’s medical treatment

Controversy erupted in Goa Wednesday after the state health minister’s wife became the first patient to be treated in a plush private ward of a newly inaugurated government hospital. Laxmikant Parsenkar’s wife Smita was recently admitted in the private ward of the Goa Medical College, which comes under the control of the state’s health minister. […]

About 30 percent increase in lifestyle diseases in Goa

An almost 30 per cent increase in lifestyle diseases in the state of Goa has been observed over the last 3 years, according to the Forum for Promoting Employment and Entrepreneurship in Goa (FPEEG) which interacted with over 120 GPs and other specialist doctors including doctors at the Goa Medical College. The FPEEG inputs show […]

Goa government launches SMS alert facility for HIV patients

The next time HIV patients in Goa miss their monthly drug regimen, they will get an SMS alert reminding them about the dosage. The state-run Goa State AIDS Control Society (GSACS) has worked out an arrangement with various mobile service providers in the coastal state to launch this unique facility. GSACS Project Director Dr Rajnanda […]