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Goa power minister says finance department holding up work
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Goa power minister says finance department holding up work

After “differences of opinion” between Goa CM Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane surfaced in April, state Power Minister Nilesh Cabral has voiced his grouse against the finance department – Sawant’s portfolio – saying it was holding up the work of the electricity department by returning their files. A day after he said “I am going to ask the CM if I should work or sit at home”, Cabral, however, said it was red tape in the finance department that was coming in the way of the power department’s project of underground cabling of power lines. “I don’t like passing the buck. I am responsible for the people of Goa. What happens is even if the CM wants to do things, these are not getting pushed because of the bureaucratic angle,” Cabral told The Indian Express. On We...
All Adults To Be Given Ivermectin Drug In Goa – But Here’s Why WHO Warned Against Its Use
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All Adults To Be Given Ivermectin Drug In Goa – But Here’s Why WHO Warned Against Its Use

Panaji: Asserting that he has “given instructions for immediate implementation of prophylaxis treatment”, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said all adults in the state will be given Ivermectin drug to prevent complications arising out of the Covid-19 infection.Rane said Ivermectin is a drug used to treat many types of parasite infestations, adding it does not prevent Covid-19 but can help reduce the severity.The Health Minister said the adults in Goa “will be given Ivermectin 12mg for a period of five days” and pointed out that “expert panels from the UK, Italy, Spain and Japan, found a large, statistically significant reduction in mortality, recovery time and viral clearance in Covid-19 patients treated with Ivermectin”.ALSO READ | One Dose Of AstraZeneca Vacc...