Goa Medical College situated in Bambolim is Government Medical College and Hospital in Goa and is one of the oldest medical colleges in Asia. While Goa’s age-old Medical College is in doldrums and the government is planning to start the private medical college in the state. It’s perhaps the old habit of the Government that builds bridges when the roads are in pathetic condition.
GOA MEDICAL COLLEGE
While the common man has to stand in long queues for hours to get cards under the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY) renewed in order to avail of health insurance, the government spends crores of rupees on the health of its ministers and MLAs. Even after having a DDSSY card many people do not get the full benefits and have to spend a big amount from their own pockets in private hospitals just to get treated.
Just the time when water is being restored from the Ponda by repairing the ruptured pipeline the new case of bursting water pipeline at St. Cruz have come up. The areas around St. Cruz and Bambolim are already facing the water shortage issue and condition of patients admitted at GMC is already bad due to no water, will this new accident do by the PWD department will make things worse?
GMC Goa’s Apex medical college is always in the news due to mismanagement and this time it is due to lack of water supply the Patients are suffering, they have to carry water cans from home, in some cases, event toilets are kept locked making the life more difficult for the patients. The recent news of VIP culture and water supply made it clear that even the government’s biggest medical facility made for the common man is suffering due to lack of water.
The Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY) was initiated by the Government of Goa to provide quality health care to all citizens, irrespective of their financial status. The DDSSY scheme was initiated in order to provide the best medical facilities to Goans in distress and a problem-free financial backup. The scheme was made cashless so that the patient’s family doesn’t experience hardship when it comes to heavy medical bills. But is it truly giving the needy cashless facility?
In today’s living on the edge kind of world everyone needs to have enrolled to some medical policy scheme as you never know when the emergency may strike and in Goa the Government have made a special provision for its inhabitants and it is called as DDSSY (Din Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana) under which the family of four get completely covered for any medical emergency.
There are several speculations about the health of CM Parrikar in the media, and everyone is writing depending on their sources, but one thing is sure that all is not well and the claims have not been made without the support of evidence. The Chief Minister of Goa Mr. Manohar Parrikar was admitted into the GMC (Goa Medical College) following some complications and was kept under observation. The sources have said that all the speculations have started due to the concealed information.
This may not be the first case wherein the victim had to lose his life due to the lack of medical facilities and doctors in the Public Health Centre in Goa. Most of the health centres situated in the rural and semi-urban areas do not have the basic medical facilities or the doctors to handle the serious cases and by the time patient reaches to the GMC or District Hospitals most of the times succumb to the injuries.
GMC (Goa Medical College) has always remained in the news due to various reasons, sometimes for the medical negligence and sometimes due to carelessness. The pathetic condition of GMC doesn’t remain hidden from the people of Goa, but despite that instead of improving the standard of the Goa’s only medical college hospital, the authorities seem to have preferred to turn the blind eyes towards it.