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Rural medical dispensaries planned across Goa

PTI Panaji | Updated on June 09, 2011 Published on June 09, 2011

The Goa government has decided to open Rural Medical Dispensaries (RMDs) in the State's remote and far-flung areas to increase the reach of medical facilities. The Health Minister, Mr Vishwajit Rane, announced that 10 RMDs, each costing Rs 1 crore, will be opened soon across the State. One such RMD has already been inaugurated at Keri village in Sattari taluka while another one would be commissioned soon at Thane village.

Mr Rane said facilities such as dentist, ultrasound, blood checking and in some cases even dialysis, would be offered through these centres, which would be manned by a permanent doctor round the clock. Goa will also become the first State to have a diabetic's registry, which will keep the record of all the patients across the State.

Mr Rane said the State in association with Danish health care firm Novo Nordisks will be maintaining this registry.

Published on June 09, 2011
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