MARGAO: In the first phase, all the patients from the medicine ward of Hospicio have been shifted to the new South Goa District Hospital on Wednesday, while the first OPD will be opened for the public from Saturday onwards.
Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai who also visited the SGDH on Wednesday evening appreciated the medical facilities provided by the government.
The staff of the Hospicio were noticed busy in shifting the patients, besides other required materials and documents. The medicine ward has been shifted to the first floor of the district hospital, while the second floor will be accommodated with the pediatric and surgery ward. Casualty and surgery department will remain in the old Hospicio for some time.
Speaking to the media Dr Deepa Correia Afonso, Medical Superintendent of Hospicio appealed to the public to cooperate in the process of shifting to district hospital.
"Today we have started the phase wise shifting of Hospicio to SGDH. We have shifted the medicine ward on Wednesday and the shifting of gynecology and pediatric will be done on Thursday. Being Dussehra holiday on Friday we have planned to start with the first OPD on Saturday", she informed.
Dr Deepa further said that they are trying to make a smooth shift of Hospicio and hence people should support the administration in all possible ways.
"Hospicio staff is fully ready to provide the health services, and we will see to it that there is no inconvenience to the public. Casualty and surgery department will remain in the old Hospicio, as the new CT scan is in the process of communising", said MS.
As informed by Dr Deepa all the COVID positive patients have been discharged and there is no new admission. However, COVID positive patients who are in home isolation can come to district hospital for the treatment.