MLAs on Monday drew the attention of health minister Laxmikant Parsekar to the pathetic condition of Goa Medical College and Hospital and demanded improvement.What they said about GMC:
St Andre MLA Vishnu Surya Wagh: In the last five years little was done to strengthen health care in the state. “The canteen is in bad shape and every Saturday and Sunday patients face a water shortage. There are only four ventilators at GMC delaying patients’ operations. Kidney dialysis apparatus is also short at GMC.” The government look into providing these facilities.
Valpoi MLA Vishwajit Rane: There is a tremendous shortage of medicines and drugs at GMC. The government immediately look into this.
Opposition leader Pratapsingh Rane: There is an urgent need for a super-specialty unit at GMC. Asks the government to promote doctors as per seniority.
Nuvem MLA Francisco ‘Mickky’ Pacheco: The government inquire into excess staff recruited, and into the housekeeping and security contracts at GMC. His allegation: They were signed in exchange for kickbacks.
Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai: The health department should revive and re-tender the universal medical insurance scheme so that it is people friendly.