‘World Heart Day’ is being observed today. With a rising number of cardiac emergencies in the state, the Government of Goa in its latest measure is considering providing space in multifamily dwelling units for Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), for availability of immediate care.
Nevertheless, the Government has been putting in continual efforts and the STEMI Goa Project, launched on December 15, 2018, is one such impactful initiative. The project, is dedicated to saving lives and ensuring accessible and prompt healthcare to heart patients.
The STEMI Goa Project has 20 spokes (Peripheral Govt. Hospitals), 1 Hub (Goa Medical College & Hospital), and 3 leading PCI-capable private hospitals to ensure heart patients reach the nearest centre in the shortest possible time.
On the occasion of World Heart Day – Health Minister Vishwajit Rane in his post to X, says: “Let us reaffirm our commitment to enhancing cardiovascular health on a global scale. Prevention, education, and accessible healthcare services remain our pillars in the fight against heart disease. Together, we strive for a world where every heartbeat is a testament to well-being.”