Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said there has been a rise in brain stroke cases in the state due to which there is a need to strengthen the neurology department at the GMCH to deal with such instances.
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 senior surgeon 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 disorders of the nervous system, which includes the brain and the spinal cord.
Madkaikar is currently undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Mumbai, while Almeida was initially admitted to the GMCH and he later went to Kerala for further treatment.
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