Goa hospital sets up coronavirus isolation ward

Panaji: Goa’s top government-run medical facility, the Goa Medical College, has set up a special corona isolation ward to treat any suspects showing symptoms of the deadly virus, even though not a single suspected case of coronavirus has been reported in the state.

The health facility on Tuesday also tweeted, urging people not to panic and said that the pharmacy at the Goa Medical College had been stocked up with adequate medicine to deal with any patients suspected to have symptoms related to coronavirus.

“We will be constantly checking on the health and well-being of our citizens and if any cases flare up, patients will be transferred to the corona isolation ward for further treatment. Additionally, the hospital pharmacy has been stocked up with the necessary materials,” the health facility tweeted.

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“It is our humble request to not create panic and look out for onset symptoms of the virus which includes fever, cough and breathing difficulties,” it also said. Not a single suspected case of coronavirus has been identified in Goa yet.

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has already set up a task force to monitor cases of coronavirus if they surface in Goa.

“I have given instructions to form a task force with immediate effect to monitor any cases of coronavirus in the state of GOa. All thea activities will be closely monitored and reported to the Chief Secretary,” Rane had said on Monday.

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