Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane has directed the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) to start all the sub health centres in the state before the budget session of the assembly which begins on 16th March.
He said presently 172 sub health centres are functioning in the state while 64 additional centres have been sanctioned by National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and added that the new centres have to be commissioned before the assembly session.
“These centres will provide basic facilities for the patients. Each centre will have one attendant and a multipurpose health worker, who will attend to the patient,” he added.
The DHS has been directed to align with the local authorities like panchayats and municipal bodies to get the premises to start these centres.
Rane said that some of the existing sub health centres, which were non-functional, will also be put in place before 16th March.
“I have sponsored one sub health centre in a remote village of my own constituency whose building had collapsed. We are reconstructing the building and restarting the centre there,” the minister said adding that these centres will provide basic health facilities to rural Goa.