Chief Minister dr Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the new International Airport in North Goa will be tentatively commissioned on December 11 but the announcement on it would be made only after confirmation is received from Prime Minister’s Office.
Chief Minister was speaking to reporters after the inauguration of the Master Training Program for Medical Officers on Cancer Awareness and Prevention, organised by Indian Cancer Society under the Project Satark at the old asilo hospital at Mapusa .
“We are yet to get the confirmation from Prime Minister’s office over the date of commissioning of Mopa International Airport. Tentatively, we are prepared to inaugurate it on December 11,” Sawant told reporters in Panaji on Thursday.
He said that they are yet to receive any formal confirmation from Prime Minister’s office.
Chief minister also assured full support to Indian Cancer society and for the project Satark which is aimed to create awareness for prevention of Oral and Cervical Cancer. He also mentioned that, ICS should train IMA & NIMA health care professional to create awareness at Taluka level,
He requested all present at the Master training program, that beyond this initiative to visit more people to create awareness of Cancer and reduce Cancer patient in Goa. And refer patients to Govt screening facility. Dr. Kedar Raikar, Nodal Officer, NCDC, DHS
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