PANAJI: The Government of Goa and M/s Colorcon Asian Pvt Ltd signed and exchanged Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the supply of i-STAT cartridges and machines for the use of various peripheral health centres and Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim on Wednesday at conference hall, DHSPanaji.
The MoU was signed by Director-Directorate of Health Services, Dr Jose D’Sa and site-in-charge, Colorcon Asian Pvt Ltd, Prakash Gadhave. It was earlier signed in 2017 and has been now renewed for a period of 3 more years ie 2019-2020. As per the MoU M/s Colorcon Asian Pvt Ltd under their CSR initiative has supplied 10 machines and cartridges to ICU unit, ward 143, Paediatric ward, Casualty and Cardiology ward in GMC, North Goa District Hospital, Mapusa, Sub District Hospital, Ponda, Hospicio Hospital, Margao, CHC Canacona and GVK EMRI.
Dr D’Sa said that various tests can be conducted through this iSTAT cartridge on i-STAT machines which will help patients to get an early diagnosis about any disease.
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Gadhave urged all the doctors to utilise this facility for the benefit of the society, only then the motive of this CSR activity will be achieved.
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Dr Geeta Kakodkar, deputy director (Public Health)/ Nodal Officer (NHM), DHS, Prakash Gadhave – site in-charge, Colorcon Asia Pvt Ltd, Sarvesh Parab – HR manager, Colorcon Asia Pvt. Ltd, Manish Handa, director, Conexus Services and all deputy directors/Chief Medical Officers, health official/ staff were present along with others.
Dr Jose D’Sa, welcomed the gathering while, Dr Sunita Perni, SPM, NHM compered the function and Dr Kakodkar, proposed a vote of thanks.
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