HEALTH MINISTER INAUGURATES DIALYSIS UNIT AT VASCO

Panaji: July 16, 2014 … Minister for Health and Panchayati Raj Shri Laxmikant Parsekar along with Power Minister Shri Milind Naik inaugurated Dialysis Unit at Vishwa Sanjivani Health Centre at Vasco yesterday.

Stressing on health care facilities in the state Shri Parsekar said that the Directorate of Health Services is pro active in imparting good health services to the people of the state. He said Goa is doing well as far as health parameters are concerned.

The diseases like Cancer and Diabetics are alarming in the state the Health Minister said and stressed the need that the people to take precautions. He said 17 to 18 percent of population in the state is diabetic patients. To cater good health care services to the people the Government is encouraging private partners in the health care sectors he added.

Speaking further Shri Parsekr said that, Deendayal Health Scheme will be launched shortly.

Others present on the occasion were Dr. S. N. Sardesai, Dr. Anand Kamat, Shri Sukant Shaanbag, Dr. Amol Mhaldar and Dr. H. P. Pai.

Elaborating on the functions of dialysis unit, Dr. Mhaldar said, the kidneys help filter waste, excess fluid, and toxins from our blood. If one’s kidneys fail, they will need a life-saving treatment called dialysis. Kidney dialysis is a life-support treatment that uses a special machine to filter harmful wastes, salt, and excess fluid from the blood. This restores the blood to a normal, healthy balance he added.

Earlier Dr. Gautam Dubhashi Welcomed the guest and proposed vote of thanks,

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