Goa Government Ambulances To Have 29 Parameters of Blood Testing Capability

Goa Government Ambulances To Have 29 Parameters of Blood Testing Capability

The Goa government today announced that simple blood analyser machines would be available in ambulances. Blood analyser machines are installed as part of endeavor to raise patient care.

Blood analyser machines are portable machines, known as i-STAT, These Blood analyser machines will be installed in ambulances belonging to government-run hospitals, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said.

Blood analyser machines are hand-held gadgets and would be available to patients free of cost in ambulances of state-run hospitals, added Health Minister Vishwajit Rane at a press conference here.

These Blood analyser machines are also Wi-Fi-enabled machines. And can be used to test 29 parameters of blood.

The government has definite to rise blood testing facility at Goa medical college (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim. The installation is expected to be in place within the next two months. Presently, patients have to visit private labs for blood tests as the tests aren’t carried out at Goa medical college, and patients have to pay around Rs 2,000 for the outsourced testing facility.

The health minister also further added that the government has decided to have an autonomous blood bank. He said the government will obtain the I STAT machine to test 29 parameters of blood by just fetching two blood drops. The machine will cost the government Rs 4.5 lakh and it has requested companies to help purchase the I STAT machine under cooperate social responsibility.


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