With rapid increasing COVID 19 cases in the state, the Goa Medical College on Friday converted its student’s examination halls into COVID 19 wards. According to the Goa chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant, around 150 oxygen beds would be setup in the converted examination halls. He said that the government was enhancing capacity of oxygen beds on war footing across all the district hospitals and allied COVID hospitals .
Dr Sawant, further said that Goa was receiving around 25 Metric tons of oxygen daily, which included 10 Metric Tons ( MT ) daily , while 20 MT alternate day. However, the state requires additional 10 MT oxygen. Currently, the doctors are managing medication with allocated quota to the state. The state government will write to the center for additional oxygen supply, said Dr. Sawant.
The Chief Minister further asserted media that it will not extend full lockdown in Goa which would conclude on 3rd May. He further urged to people from age group 18 years to 45 years not to rush at Goa Government’s vaccination centers, due to unavailability of vaccines.