Chicalim hospital sees rush of women coming for children’s immunisation

Vasco: A huge rush of women is being witnessed at the Chicalim Sub-District Hospital these days as they come with their children for vaccination as the vaccination service that was available at the sanitary office located on the ground floor of the Mormugao Municipal building has been suspended after the office was temporarily shut.

The health officer Dr Rajendra Borkar, at the Chicalim Sub-District Hospital said that “women across the Mormugao taluka are visiting the Chicalim sub-district hospital these days, and with the rise in the number of such women visiting the hospital’s immunisation centre, it has been decided to keep it open twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We preferably attend to first 30 to 40 visitors to ensure social distancing. We also educate the women in maintaining safe distance and adopting other measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.”

The sanitary office of the health department at the Mormugao Municipality building was shut for around fifteen days after some staff members were tested positive for COVID-19. The closure of the sanitary office caused a lot of inconvenience to the general public especially mothers with infants who are to be administered vaccines.

The sanitary office, however, has reopened, but the vaccination service there is still not resumed due to COVID-19 scare. [NT]