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Health Services

Government of Goa have attained the goal of “Health For All” by the year 2000 A.D. through its various health and medical care programmes. Goa is therefore considered as best performing states in the matter of health & medical care. Directorate of Health Services (DHS) has an important role in the provision and administration of health services and in order to raise the quality, extend accountability and carry out the services fairly, effectively and courteously.

 

Goa has one of the most extensive health systems in India. The Directorate of Health Services has an important role to perform in the Administration as far as health systems & services are concerned. The Directorate of Health Services primarily seeks to provide preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health services to the people through primary health care approach which has been accepted as one of the main instruments of action for development of human resources, accelerating the socio-economic development and attaining improved quality of life. Primary health care is essential health care for all citizens, easily accessible and at a cost which the citizens and community can afford. In the rural areas services are provided through a network of integrated health and family welfare delivery system.

 

The primary health care infrastructure has been developed as a three tier system – Sub- Centres, Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres. Sub-Centre is the most peripheral contact point between the Primary Health Care System and the community and is manned generally by one M.P.H.W. (F), one M.P.H.W.(M) and a peon/Attendent. Primary Health Centre is manned by a Medical Officer supported by para-medical and other staff. Some of the PHCs have attached hospitals ranging with 12 to 30 beds and are headed by a Health Officer. The PHCs act as referral units for the sub-centres and provide curative, preventive, promotive and family welfare services. The Community Health Centres are headed by a Health Officer generally with four specialist doctors and a minimum of 30 beds. It serves as a referral centre for PHCs. In addition, there are Rural Medical Dispensaries (RMDs) in remote and inaccessible areas manned by a R. M.O. and a Compounder where regular OPDs are conducted. The Directorate of Health Services with its network of 5 CHCs, 19 PHCs (13 with attached hospitals), 172 Sub-Centres,29 R.M.Ds, one Medical Dispensary provides basic health care services to the people of Goa particularly to those living in rural areas. The two District Hospitals viz. Hospicio Hospital, Margao in South Goa District and Asilo Hospital, Mapusa in North Goa District, and three other specialised/general hospitals viz. Leprosy Hospital, Macasana; T.B. Hospital, Margao; one Cottage Hospital, Chicalim; under the Directorate also serve as referral Hospitals.

 

There are in all 1234 beds in the hospitals under the Directorate of which 424 beds are attached to CHCs / PHCs. There are 17 Dental clinics and other special clinics for implementation of various programmes such as Family Welfare, T.B., S.T.D., Malaria, Leprosy, Control of Blindness, etc. There are two Homeopathic Dispensaries (one attached to UHC, Panaji and the other attached to CHC, Pernem) and one Ayurveda Dispensary (attached to UHC, Mapusa). There are four Urban Health Centres in the four major towns viz. Panaji, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa and one Medical Dispensary at Sada, Vasco and STD clinic at Baina, Vasco.

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Dr. Sanjeev Dalvi
Director
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Directorate of Health Services
Campal, Panaji - Goa - 403001
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832-2225540 / 2225646
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+91 832 2225561
+91 832 2222037
Handbook of Department of Health Services
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Revised list of hospital
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Telephone Number of Hospitals & Health Centers
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Port Health Organisation
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The Goa Prohibition of Smoking & Spitting Act, 1997
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Form A – Medical Certificate
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Form C – Application for Self Treatment under Mediclaim Scheme
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Form D – Application for treatment under the Mediclaim to be submitted on behalf of the patient when the patient is minor
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Form-E Format of undertaking to be given to the Hospital/patient in respect of treatment and payment
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Name of the Scheme Blood Bank
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Ministry/Department
Description The WHO focussed on the observance of ‘World Health Day’ on 7th April, 2000 on the theme based on blood and its importance viz “Safe Blood Starts with me – Blood Saves Lives”. Healthy persons can donate blood at the Blood Bank attached to Hospicio and Asilo Hospital. There are two blood banks under the Directorate of Health services one attached to Hospicio Hospital, Margao and the other attached to Asilo Hospital, Mapusa. Both these banks are licensed and meet the requirements of the patients. DHS provides Blood Banks for needy persons.
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Name of the Scheme Environment & Pollution Control Wing
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Ministry/Department
Description The Environmental & Pollution Control Wing Laboratory of this Directorate located at the head office at Campal provides the facilities to the public, industries, Government agencies & institutions for analyzing samples of water, industrial effluents, sewage and air pollution, etc. The water sample sent by the Health Centres are also analyzed for portability. The laboratory functions on all working days from 9.30 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.with 1.15 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. lunch break. The various tests are charged as per the government approved rates. Scheme.
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Name of the Scheme Goa State Illness Society
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Description Goa State Illness Assistance Society provides financial assistance to extent of Rs. 1.50 lakhs per illness to patients below the poverty line ( as per Planning Commission definition) for availing super specialties which are not available in the State Government Hospitals. The patient can avail the super specialties only in the recognized hospital under the scheme and the patients should obtain the letter of authority from the Secretary, Goa State Illness Assistance Society (Directorate of Health Services) before proceeding for treatment.
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Mediclaim Schame
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Directorate of Health Service,
Campal, Panaji - Goa - 403001
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+91 832 2225538

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