Vishwajit Rane

Goa mulls COVID-19 negative certificate for some states: Health Minister

Vishwajit Rane said the proposal would be placed before the CM in the next couple of days, in order to stall any surge in cases in Goa.

published on : 22nd March 2021

As Maharashtra COVID-19 cases rise, Goa mulls new SOPs, says health minister

Vishwajit Rane said new standard operating procedures could be created for the state, adding that the decision would be taken after his meeting with the CM.

published on : 21st February 2021

'Goa not banana republic': Health minister Vishwajit Rane urges tourists to follow COVID norms

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said despite repeated appeals to wear masks and practise social distancing, people have not been taking precautions.

published on : 2nd January 2021

Minister says night curfew likely in Goa, CM says no decision

Earlier in the day, a senior Goa health department official said that in a letter sent to the state government on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry asked it impose COVID-19 restrictions.

published on : 31st December 2020

Eleven UK returnees in December have tested COVID-19 positive in Goa: Rane

The Health Minister also said that RT-PCR testing of 979 passengers, who came to Goa from the UK after December 9, is currently going on.

published on : 24th December 2020

No free COVID-19 tests for travel purpose, says Goa minister

Officials said there is a surge in test requests from people of Maharashtra who have been holidaying here.

published on : 25th November 2020

Plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment will continue in Goa due to good results: Vishwajit Rane

The move of administering plasma and giving medicines like remdesivir and steroids is leading to good recoveries among the COVID-19 patients at the state-run facilities, he said.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Goa minister to approach cops as miscreant creates fake Facebook account

In a Facebook post on his account, Rane appealed to people not to accept friend request from the "fake account".

published on : 22nd October 2020

Goa Minister promises action after visuals of crowded night clubs surfaces

Goa health minister Vishwajit said encouraging tourism, a major part of the state's economy, under the 'unlocking' process was important but violation of social distancing norms cannot be allowed.

published on : 18th October 2020

1-year free treatment for Goa plasma donors: State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane

Rane said the move was to make more people come forward to donate plasma, a therapy which he added was showing good results in treating COVID-19 patients.

published on : 4th September 2020

'Highly critical' COVID-19 patients to be treated at Goa Medical College and Hospital

The other two designated treatment facilities, ESI Hospital in Margao (South Goa) and Sub District Hospital in Ponda (North Goa), will treat asymptomatic patients or those with moderate symptoms.

published on : 14th August 2020

Goa tops in number of COVID-19 tests per million: Minister Vishwajit Rane

Till Tuesday evening, 1,53,792 tests were conducted in Goa. So far, 9,444 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the coastal state, as per official figures.

published on : 12th August 2020

Goa: BJP rules out change in leadership, says Congress playing to gallery

The Congress, which is the single-largest party with 16 MLAs, has staked claim to form the government in the coastal state.

published on : 20th September 2018

Goa government firm on state-run hospitals charging outstation patients: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane

Despite criticism, the BJP-led Goa government is committed to charging outstation patients availing facilities at state-run medical facilities, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Saturday.

published on : 28th October 2017

No ID proof, no treatment: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday said that people in Goa will not be treated in hospitals if they do not show a valid ID proof.

published on : 28th October 2017