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Try to save lives, even saving one life is precious: Dinesh Gundu Rao

Panaji: All India Congress Committee (AICC) Incharge for Goa Dinesh Gundu Rao on Friday asked asked Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) to work for the Covid affected people and try to save as many lives as possible.

Addressing Congress members via video conferencing to review Covid Control Room activity of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, he said,”Even if you succeed in saving one life it is an incredible job. We need to keep politics aside as advised by our leader Rahul Gandhi ji and all of us need to focus on fighting.”

He also advised the Congress team to work out other alternatives to reach out to the people in distress and give them helping hand. He expressed satisfaction over the working of Covid Control team and complimented GPCC team.

Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Digambar Kamat, while participating in the meeting, informed the team that he already had two rounds of meetings with Collector wherein he had asked to start Mobile Testing facility. He also informed the participants that demand was put for increasing bed capacity of South Goa District Hospital and at Goa Medical College (GMC).

GPCC President Girish Chodankar expressed concerns over-non availability of beds for the patients as Goa was working at 25 per cent above its capacity in Covid as well as Private Hospitals. He stated that in many Government hospitals Covid19 patients were made to sleep on floors, Chairs and stretchers.

Chairperson of GPCC Covid Control room Dr Pramod Salgaonkar informed the participants on the functioning of the Covid Control Room setup by the Congress Party. She said the members could reach out to many people and help patients and their families.

“We are getting good support and appreciation from civil society,” she said.

Youth Congress President Varad Mardolkar briefed about Control Room setup by them and assured to work in proper sync with the Congress Covid Cell. He said Youth Congress members are working on ground by visiting hospitals & houses and extending help to needy.

Congress Seva Dal Chairman Shankar Kirlapalkar informed the members on their efforts of providing food packets to those who are in home quarantine or in isolation. Mahila Congress Chief Beena Naik participating in the meeting informed her teams efforts in giving assistance to needy; especially women.

GPCC Vice Presidents M K Sheikh and Vithoba Dessai, Everson Vales and others participated in the meeting.

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