Under the national Atmanirbhar packages for Goa, 11.5 Cr to be used for Covid-19 equipment

The Goa Health Minister has announced that the authorities will provide "comprehensive Covid-19 kits to the patients in home isolation".

Several schemes for Goa under the banner of the national Atmanirbhar packages have been announced by the state's chief minister on Friday. These schemes include the allocation of Rs 11.5 crore for the purchase of COVID-19 healthcare equipment. This amount will be provided by the District Mineral Fund and it has been segmented under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package.

Funds sourced from the centre & the state

During a virtual press meet, the CM declared that the amount has been invested in the "purchase of machine and test kits, PPE kits, thermal imaging cameras, gene based confirmatory tests, Covid Hospital medicines and consumables". According to reports, the various packages have been consistently monitored through 27 government departments and these funds are being sourced from the centre and the state. The Goa CM was quoted saying, "It will take time to implement it, but will be done. We will need all the support of all ministers, panchayats and Goans to ensure the schemes reach grass roots".

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Also as a first of its kind venture in India, the Goa Health Minister has announced that the authorities will provide "comprehensive Covid-19 kits to the patients in home isolation" at absolutely no cost. These kits will include an oxymeter, digital thermometer, other diagnostic equipment, N-95 masks, triple layered masks and medications for the virus.

A message to all our readers

As a responsible citizen, please do follow the directives as suggested by the medical professionals and do not self-medicate instead of getting help, at the slightest sign of any symptoms. Even if you're stepping out for your essentials, do not forget your masks and sanitizers and maintaining a distance is an absolute compulsion! Remember that curve is far from being flattened.

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