Goa CM health minister extol state's COVID-19 strategy

    Panaji, Jul 27 (PTI) A total of 1.21 lakh people have
been tested for coronavirus in Goa so far and 8.11 per cent of
them were detected with the infection, state Health Minister
Vishwajit Rane said in the Assembly during the one-day session
on Monday.
    He also expressed remorse over the 35 deaths from the
infection so far, though he added that the mortality rate in
Goa was among the lowest in the country.
    "We tested 1.21 lakh and 8.11 per cent were found with
coronavirus infection. The number of tests is among the
highest per million people in the country. The recovery rate
in the state is also good at 65 per cent. We are sorry that 35
people died," he said during his speech in the House.
    Rane thanked frontline workers for their efforts to
contain the outbreak, while he hit out at the opposition
parties and asked them to play a constructive role at such
    Rane added that "COVID-19 is going to be here for some
time" and said the state government was ramping up health
infrastructure to increase tests.
    Speaking in the House, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant
said the outbreak was a puzzle for the entire world, and his
government had faced several challenges, including sending
back migrant workers, providing essential services during
lockdown, bring back Goans stranded nationwide and abroad etc.
    "We have provided free COVID-19 treatment to all.
Don't expect five star treatment from us," he added. PTI RPS

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