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IMA urges doctors to follow guidelines in OPDs

NT NETWORK MARGAO The Indian Medical Association (IMA-Goa) has asked the doctors to begin attending to patients in their OPDs by following a list of guidelines.In a press statement issued on Wednesday, IMA Goa state president, Dr S Samuel Arawattigi requested doctors to adhere to a list of guidelines when attending to patients. “After in depth discussion with other state …

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Valpoi police help distressed migrant, provide food and essentials

NT NETWORK Valpoi Playing the role of good samaritans, Valpoi police came forward and helped the distressed migrant daily wage workers at Honda by providing them with food and essentials amid the nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic. Valpoi police inspector Shivram Vaingankar and deputy superintendent of police, Bicholim Gurudas Gawde visited Honda and its surroundings for two days and distributed …

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AYUSH Ministry initiates steps to curb COVID 19 treatment claims

NT NETWORK Panaji In follow-up to the call given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help stop big claims without the evidence about the treatment of COVID 19, Ministry of AYUSH has initiated steps to curb such claims through creation of awareness. The Ministry has also initiated action on the Prime Minister’s advice to work for scientific evidence-based solutions …

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MMC to have vegetable counters in each ward to ensure supply from tomorrow

NT NETWORK Mapusa — After ensuring that majority of grocery shops are opened, Mapusa municipal council on Wednesday has decide to have vegetable and fruit counter in all wards to ensure supply of vegetables to people of Mapusa. The home delivery of essential commodities by Mapusa municipality might have faced lot of criticism however with opening of grocery stores in …

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Church body urges religious, lay people to alleviate migrants plight

NT NETWORK PANAJI The Caritas – Goa, a church body has appealed to the pastoral clergy, religious men, women and the lay faithful, to reach out to all those from other states who are working in Goa and are presently facing a crisis for survival due to the stoppage of their daily income. The press release by the Caritas director, …

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Appeal for information on Markaz congregation attendees

NT NETWORK PANAJI The Directorate of Health services has informed that there are COVID-19 positive cases reported from amongst the people from various parts of the country who attended the Markaz religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in Delhi. The Directorate of Health Services has therefore appealed to the people that if there is anyone from Goa who attended …

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Tourism dept reaches out to stranded foreigners

NT NETWORK Margao Two teams from the tourism department paid visit and took stock of stranded foreign tourists in South Goa on Sunday and Monday and also reassured them over efforts being made to send them back to their native countries. As an effort from the department to ensure foreigners do not face any difficulties in the state during the …

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Private forest issue: govt extends objection filing date

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has extended the last date for receipt of objections or submitting representations, if any, from the landowners whose land has been preliminary identified as a private forest by the district-level expert committee for North and South Goa (Thomas and Araujo committee) till May 15, 2020 in view of the COVID-19 scenario. It is informed …

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Goan food businesses facing bureaucratic hurdles

NT NETWORK Panaji Goans in food business on Tuesday said that local bureaucracy is destroying tonnes of vegetables and perishables available within the state even as residents are facing acute food shortage due to the lockdown. Speaking to this daily, Dr Sangam Kurade, producer of mushrooms said that he lost almost 100 tonne mushroom crop over the last seven days …

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Corona situation: form all-party advisory committee, demands Vijai

NT NETWORK Margao The Goa Forward Party (GFP) chief and Fatorda legislator Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday demanded forming of an all-party advisory committee so that ‘mature’ decisions could be taken as regards public health in view of the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Issuing a press note, Sardesai said that “due to seriousness of the looming crisis and after observing what happened in Goa in …

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