Goa: Meeting held to streamline response time to treat coronavirus

Topics Goa | Coronavirus

Health workers in PPE kit playing with a child at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village sports complex, temporarily converted into a COVID care center, in New Delhi.

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit

Rane on Thursday chaired an emergency meeting of doctors to further streamline response time to treat COVID-19 patients at Goa Medical College and Hospital.

The GMCH has reserved four of its wards to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Taking to Twitter, Rane said, "We are working on improvising our protocols and standard operating procedures to strengthen our fight against COVID-19.

Additionally, the team is also working towards treating interstitial pneumonia caused due to COVID-19, since it is very complex in nature, it is important to treat it at the right time."

The minister also pointed out that spreading awareness about the infection has become crucial and campaigns will be conducted to inform the public about symptoms of the disease, he said.

The meeting was attended by health secretary Nila Mohanan, dean of GMCH Dr Shivanand Bandekar among other officials.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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