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Public Health Act outdated, needs Amendment: Goa Health Minister


Public Health Act outdated, needs Amendment: Goa Health Minister

Mr Rane, speaking on the occasion, said the existing Public Health Act was outdated and needed to be amended.

Panaji: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane inaugurated extension of RMO Hostel at Goa Medical College (GMC), Bambolim, near the city on Friday.

It was the project of Goa Medical College and the work of the same was being monitored by Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (GSIDC).

The salient features of the project are the existing Resident Medical Officers Hostel has been extended with connecting corridor at first floor. The work of extension carried in areas like office, Wardens room, Library, Gym, Dining, and kitchen. The hostel has a provision of 80 single rooms and 24 double rooms, with attached bathrooms and toilets. Apart from this, Separate washrooms have also provided in the hostel.

Mr Rane, speaking on the occasion, said the existing Public Health Act was outdated and needed to be amended.

‘More power needs to be given to Medical Officer to keep cheque on eateries. Illegal eateries like restaurant, small hotels, canteens requires strict check,’ he added.

Mr Rane also said while amending Public Health Act the stakeholders from hotel industry would be taken into consideration.

Dr Pradeep Naik, Dean of GMC, D’ Cruz, Manager GSIDC, Dr Prathamesh Naik, GARD President were also present on the occasion.

Dr Jude Rodrigues, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery/ RMO Warden GMC proposed the vote of thanks.

Source: UNI
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