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Goa govt to strengthen neurology department at state-run GMCH

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The government has decided to strengthen the neurology department at the state-run Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here to deal with the increasing cases of

has said there has been a rise in cases in the state due to which there is a need to strengthen the neurology department at the GMCH to deal with such instances.

and party have suffered in the recent past.

Rane, who met senior officials of the GMCH yesterday and reviewed the functioning of various departments, said adequate manpower and modern equipment would be provided to the neurology department.

"We have already strengthened the cardiology department at the GMCH by providing required manpower and equipment. We want to do a similar thing at the neurology department," he told reporters.

Rane said the government has also decided to send a from the GMCH for training abroad in various aspects of neurology and to deal with cases of brain stroke.

Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with treatment of of the nervous system, which includes the brain and the spinal cord.

"We need to have in place to handle brain stroke cases and that is being created now (at the hospital)," the said.

Madkaikar is currently undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Mumbai, while Almeida was initially admitted to the GMCH and he later went to for further treatment.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 11:00 IST