Goa Medical College will soon have a kidney transplant facility, announced Health Minister Vishwajit Rane while addressing media persons on Monday.
He said the response to the Urology unit which was started three years ago has been tremendous with 52,000 patients treated and 27,000 surgeries conducted due to which the unit is now sought to be upgraded to handle renal transplants.
Two committees – one under the Health Secretary and the other under the Director of Health Services – will prepare a report and road map for starting this new facility.
The minister said the facility will be free for Goan patients while those from other states will have to pay.
He also announced that the upgraded facilities at trauma unit, ICU and casualty will be commissioned by the end of this month. The total expenditure incurred on the upgrading these facilities are Rs. 18 crore.
Meanwhile, he also said that the State government will adopt the Clinical Establishment Registration Regulation Bill 2010, all clinics including nursing homes will have to register with the authorities.
More important is the fact that facilities like gyms and spas will also have to be registered and will have to compulsorily employ a trained person so that those using these facilities do not suffer from any problems.