Panjim: Apollo Victor Hospital, the leading super specialty hospital of Goa celebrated this year’s ‘Doctors Day’ in a big way as a token of appreciation to all the efforts rendered by its doctors for the people of Goa. More than 100 eager patients and medical support staff gathered outside Apollo Victor Hospitals to greet their doctors with a surprise. They all carried banners, placards, flowers, balloons & handmade greetings cards as they stood outside
the hospital cheering & shouting out Doctor’s Day slogans.
Dr Antonio Figueiredo and Dr Abhay Khadke thanked the gathering. “It is a pleasure to witness such a touching celebration to greet our heroes”, exclaimed an emotional patient. On behalf of the nursing fraternity, a nurse commented: “Wishing all our doctors the best always, thank you for being our guiding stars”.
Gomeco Journal of Medicine released at GMC
PANJIM: The Medical Education Cell, Goa Medical College, released the “Gomeco Journal of Medicine”, the first of its kind in the State on the eve of Doctors Day at the hands of Health Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar.
On the occasion, eight senior faculty members of Goa Medical College, the premier medical institute of the State were felicitated by Dr V N Jindal, Dean, GMC. Dr S M Bandekar, Professor In-Charge of MEC and Editor of the journal presided. The journal is a scientific treatise which includes research papers from faculties of GMC and invited faculties from all over the country. It will be a quarterly issue and teaching as well as practicing doctors can contribute their original piece of work through case reports, scientific publications through the journal.
As per the MCI guidelines the medical fraternity is expected to indulge in scientific research work.
The function started with a brief lecture on the life of Dr. BC Roy on whose name the Doctors Day is celebrated. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Jagdish Kakodkar. Dr. Nilesh Talwadkar compered.
Course in music at Mapusa
PANJIM: Solfa Music School, Mapusa has announced admissions for music course in practical and theory and special computer software for music facility.
The students will be trained to answer the Trinity College examinations and previous batches have always achieved 100% results. It also conducts several programmes during the year in the field of music. Solfa Music school is recognised under the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Goa. For admission details contact: 9881284088 or 9049019032.
i-Maths concept for kids
PANJIM: Making Maths a part of life and making learning fun is what i-Maths or intelligent Maths is all about. I-Math is a revolutionary program which aims to foster creativity and lateral thinking abilities in young children. The program caters to children in the age group of 3 years to 8 years. Making number concepts easy, teaching them various math concepts like classification, correspondence deduction, problem-solving, concepts of length and money value using attractive and colourful blocks, bands, strings, crayons and many more fun stuff is what I-Math program is aimed at, says Mayur Arsekar, Regional Co-ordinator, Goa of Chrysaalis I-Maths India Pvt Ltd.
I-Maths plans to start their centers all over Goa which includes Margao, Ponda, Mapusa and Vasco. I-Maths recently started its Panjim center at Bloomsberry Kids learning Center located at Caranzelem. The details of the program is also available on www.chrysaalis.com, says a press release.
Fatorda locals gherao post officials over lethargic service
MARGAO: Residents of Fatorda led by Independent MLA Vijai Sardessai gheraoed Fatorda post officials over the non-functioning of the post office. The gherao comes a week after the MLA set a 7-day deadline on the postal authorities to rectify the situation or face direct action from the residents. What agitated the residents to resort to the gherao on Tuesday was that mail including Aadhar cards were found lying in the post office awaiting disposal. When Sardessai questioned a woman postal officer to explain the situation, she attributed the same to the shortage of manpower plaguing the office. “Our staff strength is around six and we need two more persons at the office”, she added. Sardessai late told newsmen that the local government cannot be blind, dumb and deaf to the sorry state of affairs plaguing the Fatorda post office and vowed to take up the issue in the forthcoming Session of the Goa Legislative Assembly. He further demanded that the district Collector, South should intervene and take up the issue with the postal authorities. “Hundreds of Aadhar cards are lying at the post office, but the district administration is sleeping. When a MLA has set a deadline, the district authorities should have reacted, but in vain”, he lamented.
Areal locals detain 3 vehicles over industrial waste disposal
MARGAO: Agitated residents of Sao Jose de Areal detained three vehicles near the railway station late Monday night and caught red handed the workers disposing off industrial waste in an open space. Infuriated villagers directed their ire at the Maina Curtorim police for not responding to their pleas to attend to their complaint since last night. Finally, the Sao Jose de Areal lodged a formal complaint to the police on Tuesday to initiate stern action against the guilty involved in disposing off the waste in the village. Villagers deflated tyres of the three goods carriers which brought the waste to the spot, demanding investigations into the case. Minguel Gomes called upon the police and the district Collector not to spare the owner involved in the act of disposing glass bottles, sponge and mixed industrial estate. Ward Member Agnelo Mora said the police did not respond to calls till midnight and called upon the authorities to help make Sao Jose de Areal village garbage free. Meanwhile, Maina Curtorim PI Gurudas Kadam said the police has arrested two persons in connection with the incident.
Contractor held for dumping waste near Curtorim HO’s house
MARGAO: Margao police arrested a hotel garbage disposal contractor under the Goa Public Health Act for allegedly dumping garbage near the house of Curtorim Health Officer Dr Premila Viegas e D’Souza at Telaulim. The arrest of Saluzinho Soares came after Dr Premila complaint that the garbage was causing nuisance and creating an environment conducive for spread of malaria, dengue, typhoid, jaundice etc. Margao PI Sudesh Naik told newsmen that site panchanama revealed that bags full of plastic bottles, hotel waste, including bones/carcasses of animal meat, tyres, scrap wood dumped around the complainant houses. PSI Pravin P Gawas is investigating the case under the supervision of PI Sudesh and SDPO Mohan Naik.
Stolen goods recovered from 2 arrested Manipuris
MARGAO: Colva police has recovered a computer, laptop, scanner, besides five cell phones from the two Manipuris arrested last week while trying to burgle a shop at Benaulim. Colva PI Nilesh Rane informed that the Mohammed Tariq Aziz and Mohammed Yusuf Khan, both native of Manipur, had stolen the goods in one of the theft cases. He said the Colva police has intimated police stations in the state about the arrest of the duo, since they may be required in crimes in their jurisdiction. The accused are in police custody on a five-day remand.
SPCA orders clubbing of complaints against PI Sidhant
MARGAO: The State Police Complaint Authority (SPCA) has ordered clubbing of the two complaints filed by a resident of Sao Jose de Areal against police officer Sidhant Shirodkar to enable joint investigation in the matter. In an order, SPCA Chairman , Justice Dr Eurico Santana da Silva (Rtd) observed that the complaint filed by the petitioner Menino Santana Fernandes appears to be a follow up of a previous complaint lodged by him against the Police officer.
KRC continues to make profit for third successive year
MARGAO: Konkan Railway Corporation has emerged as the profit making organization for the third year in a row since the financial year 2009-10. KRC has bagged the prestigious Turnaround Trophy from the Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises. KRC Chief Public Relations Officer, Siddeshwar Telugu said the KRC has achieved the feat with meticulous business strategy, proper control over expenditure despite of implementing 6th Pay Commission pay scales to its employees and with its innovative technologies. “KRC had emerged a Profit Making Organization for the first time in its history in 2009-10. Since then it has been surpassing all the Performance Indices in various spheres of its working”, he said.