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Goa leaping ahead in healthcare, government hospital ambulances to have blood analysers
If you belong to lower middle class of the society and can't afford to go to an expensive hospital of your area (the list is endless), government hospitals are the only options left for you for seeking medical treatment.

Almost all of us are aware of the filthy conditions prevailing in government hospitals. But then, beggars are not choosers. To cut the long story short, healthcare in our country is not as good as it is expected to be, given the amount of budget that is allocated to this sector and the quality of doctors we are producing!  

However, on the brighter side, it is extremely good to know that efforts are being made in order to improve the standards of healthcare in our country. Taking the case of the Goa government, which recently announced that easy-to-use blood analyser machines would be installed in ambulances as part of efforts to enhance medical facilities for patients. The Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that these portable healthcare machines called the i-STAT, will be installed in ambulances operated by government-run hospitals.

Taking the internet technology into consideration, these machines have been Wi-Fi enabled and can test 29 parameters associated with a blood sample. The Goa government has also decided to upgrade the blood testing facility at Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim. This facility might take time of around two months to become fully operational, but once it does, would be a real relief to the patients because currently they have to go to outside labs for getting their blood samples checked which costs them a minimum of 2000 rupees extra in comparison to the government hospital.

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