Govt considers upgrading Canacona CHC to sub-district hospital


 Reacting to the news item that he is not bothered about the improvement in the health facilities at the Canacona Community Health Centre, the Sports Minister and Canacona MLA, Mr Ramesh Tawadkar, said that the sate government is seriously thinking about the upgradation of the CHC, Canacona to a sub-district hospital.
When the allegation was made against Mr Tawadkar, he said that he is very much aware of the poor facilities at the hospital and further stated that it is due to the poor planning and short-sightedness of the previous government that all the government hospitals in the state are experiencing a dearth of staff, including doctors and nurses, and due to this the CHC too remained in the same condition.
He said that the former government never cared or bothered for the filling up of the necessary staff and as such, the CHC remained understaffed. Mr Tawadkar said that the Parrikar government has made it compulsory for the freshers, those who graduate from the GMC, to work in rural areas in the health centres first, and in this regard, the government is determined to fill in the necessary posts of doctors soon, in order to improve the poor health care facilities.
Since the previous government failed to do justice to the poor and the needy, he said that his government will strive hard towards improving the health facilities by making proper appointments of doctors and nurses. There will not be a dearth of doctors and the necessary staff in the Canacona CHC, by June 2013, said Mr Tawadkar, and added further that the Parrikar government is trying a rotational method for doctors – on bi-monthly basis – since the doctors do not want to work in rural areas for a long time. [NT]