The master plan takes an aggressive approach when it comes to improving mobility through the traffic-clogged streets of Panaji.

Ramani bats for long-term health policy

PANAJI: Pune-based Goan neurospinal surgeon Premanand Ramani has stressed the need for a long-term policy in the health sector and has also offered to train neurosurgeons of Goa's government-run hospitals.

PANAJI: The government has for the first time begun the process of appointing this year's postgraduate students of the Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital, Bambolim, at various community health centres (CHCs) in the state and 42 as senior residents at the GMC.

Mapusa: A neurosurgery has to be conducted almost everyday in the state because of the increasing number of road accidents, health minister Laxmikant Parsekar said.

UGDP: Sack health minister on PG admissions

MARGAO: United Goans Democratic Party (UGDP) vice-president Radharao Gracias on Friday demanded the "immediate sacking" of health minister Laxmikant Parsekar for the state government's handling of the postgraduate admissions to the Goa medical college (GMC).

MARGAO: It has been almost two weeks since the CT scan at Hospicio Hospital Margao broke down but it is yet to be repaired.

PANAJI: While the Panaji masterplan has received a largely positive response from residents of the city, their biggest concern remains the chaotic traffic situation, says engineer Mikel Oteiza from LKS India, the firm hired to draft the plan.

PANAJI: The central government has granted permission to start a oncology department in the Goa medical college (GMC) and hospital at Bambolim. The state government will shortly submit a detailed proposal to the Centre so that the oncology department is set up and becomes functional in the next financial year.

'Super speciality cardiac care unit by October'

PANAJI: Health minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that the proposed super speciality cardiac care unit in Goa medical college (GMC) and hospital, will be tentatively started by October.

PANAJI: The anti-drug agencies in Goa have raised concern over the illegal narcotics detoxification centres mushrooming along the state's coastline and decided to crack down upon them.

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