Frequently Asked Questions

Oh no, hope you’re taking utmost care of yourself.

1. First thing first, isolate yourself.
2. Go to the nearest Public Health Center (PHC) or a private lab and get yourself tested. If you want to book a home test, here are some labs we’ve been able to verify: 

https://covidcaregoa.in/care-centers/

  1. Register yourself for Home Isolation on goaonline.gov.in and Whatsapp Rupesh on 8767249828. 
 

After you do this, a government doctor will call you, examine you, prescribe medicines & tell you where to collect your free home quarantine kit from. These kits will be available for free at all Urban & Primary Health Centres for any Covid-19 positive patient in Goa. The kit contains Pulse Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Paracetamol tablets, Vitamin C tablets, Multivitamin tablets with Zinc, Vitamin D3 tablets, Ivermectin 12mg tablets, Doxycycline 100mg tablets, Three-ply face masks, N-95 Masks, Sanitizer, Alcohol-based Wipes, and Gloves.

 

Get the kit collected through a neighbour or a friend. If you don’t have anyone to do this for you, please send us a message on the Goa Emergency Relief WhatsApp group https://bit.ly/CovidGoa  with these details – Name, Age, Phone Number, Address, Adhaar card photo, COVID positive report/ SMS Screenshot. We will try to arrange a volunteer from a nearby area to do this for you. Please leave the group once your query is resolved. 

 
  1. Inform your neighbours, domestic help, the security guard that you have COVID-19. Ask a friend to get you groceries that will last you for 7-8 days and garbage bags to collect your trash. 
 
  1. Keep noting down your SPO2, Pulse, and Temperature every few hours and update your doctor about it.
 

Note: The above are basis approved directives by Goa government. Please visit https://goaonline.gov.in/Covid-19 for more. Availability of resources is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

 

 

  1. Isolate yourself.  Inform your neighbours, domestic help, the security guard that you have COVID-19. Ask a friend to get you groceries that will last you for 7-8 days and garbage bags to collect your trash. 
  2. Register yourself for Home Isolation on https://goaonline.gov.in/Public/UserRegistration_af and Whatsapp Rupesh on 8767249828. 

 

After you do this, a government doctor will call you, examine you, prescribe medicines & tell you where to collect your free home quarantine kit from. These kits will be available for free at all Urban & Primary Health Centres for any Covid-19 positive patient in Goa. The kit contains Pulse Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Paracetamol tablets, Vitamin C tablets, Multivitamin tablets with Zinc, Vitamin D3 tablets, Ivermectin 12mg tablets, Doxycycline 100mg tablets, Three-ply face masks, N-95 Masks, Sanitizer, Alcohol-based Wipes, and Gloves.

Get the kit collected through a neighbour or a friend. If you don’t have anyone to do this for you, please send us a message on the Goa COVID Emergency Relief WhatsApp group bit.ly/CovidGoa with these details – Name, Age, Phone Number, Address, Adhaar card photo, COVID positive report/ SMS Screenshot. We will try to arrange a volunteer from a nearby area to do this for you. 

 

  1. Inform your neighbours, domestic help, the security guard that you have COVID-19. Ask a friend to get you groceries that will last you for 7-8 days and garbage bags to collect your trash. 

 

  1. Keep noting down your SPO2, Pulse, and Temperature every few hours and update your doctor about any issues. 


Note: The above are basis approved directives by Goa government. Please visit https://goaonline.gov.in/Covid-19 for more. Availability of resources is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

Here’s a list of quick links. You may also see the different resource tabs at the top of the website or scroll to the How we can help you? Section to access these.

1. Care centres, basically government, private and covid care facilities: https://covidcaregoa.in/care-centers/

2. Covid testing centres with type of covid test, home collection options and CT scan facilities: https://covidcaregoa.in/test-and-scan-centers/

3. Home nursing personnel and care givers: https://covidcaregoa.in/care-takers/

4. Oxygen suppliers: https://covidcaregoa.in/oxygen-suppliers/

5. Pharmacies that stock covid related medicines (as authorized to sell. Remdesivir is sourced by hospitals directly and Tocilizumab is not in stock for the most part): https://covidcaregoa.in/pharmacies/

6. Ambulance services: https://covidcaregoa.in/ambulances/

7. Teleconsultation services: https://covidcaregoa.in/tele-consultation/

8. Food suppliers, both individual and restaurant who serve nutritious, home style food for free or at reasonable prices: https://covidcaregoa.in/food/

9. Link to CoWin site for vaccination centers: https://covidcaregoa.in/vaccination-centers/

10. Pet sitters and care givers: https://covidcaregoa.in/pet-carers/

11. Sanitization services who may also provide medical equipment: https://covidcaregoa.in/sanitization-services/

12. Quarantine centers: https://covidcaregoa.in/quarantine-centers/

13. Memorial services: https://covidcaregoa.in/memorial-services/

14. Oximeters: https://covidcaregoa.in/oximeter/

15. General government sourced directives on covid care in multiple languages and helpline: https://covidcaregoa.in/resources/

As the site keeps getting updated, if unable to find something, please also check out http://bit.ly/CCGResources or leave an inquiry in the emergency WhatsApp group  http://bit.ly/CovidGoa and we will try to help you.

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

What kind of a bed would you need? There are COVID Care Centers (normal beds with doctor care), Oxygen bed, Ventilator bed, and ICU Bed.

 

Once you’re clear,
1. Call up the government allotted doctor to you and inform them.

  1. Call 104, give them the information and ask them to guide you
  2. Check out bed availability (nos only) here – https://goaonline.gov.in/beds or call 0832-2494545
  3. If nothing works, please send a message to Goa COVID Emergency group https://bit.ly/CovidGoa with details on the patient in this format:
    Patient Name

Age

Sex

Issue

Requirement

Location

Phone Number (Family Member)

Our volunteers will enquire about the availability of beds and inform you. Please leave the group once your query is resolved. 

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

What kind of a bed would you need? There are COVID Care Centers (normal beds with doctor care), Oxygen bed, Ventilator bed, and ICU Bed.

 

Once you’re clear,
1. Call up the government allotted doctor to you and inform them.

  1. Call 104, give them the information and ask them to guide you
  2. Check out bed availability (nos only) here – https://goaonline.gov.in/beds or call 0832-2494545
  3. If nothing works, please send a message to Goa COVID Emergency group https://bit.ly/CovidGoa with details on the patient in this format:
    Patient Name

Age

Sex

Issue

Requirement

Location

Phone Number (Family Member)

Our volunteers will enquire about the availability of beds and inform you. Please leave the group once your query is resolved. 

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

Please access the list of ambulance services here: https://covidcaregoa.in/ambulances/


Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

If nothing works, please send a message to the Goa COVID Emergency group (bit.ly/CovidGoa) with details on the patient in this format:
Patient Name

Age

Sex

Issue

Requirement

Location

Phone Number (Family Member)

Our volunteers will enquire about the availability of beds and inform you. 

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

Please call on the numbers listed here depending on your location: https://covidcaregoa.in/oxygen-suppliers/

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

If nothing works, please send a message to the Goa COVID Emergency group https://bit.ly/CovidGoa with details on the patient in this format:
Patient Name

Age

Sex

Issue

Requirement

Location

Phone Number (Family Member)

Our volunteers will enquire about oxygen availability and inform you. Please leave the group once your query is resolved. 

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

Please find the list of home cooks and restaurants that will provide you hygienic, nutritious food based on your location that we’ve found: https://covidcaregoa.in/food/

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

 

As per Government guidelines, Remdesivir is only given by the hospital. These injections cannot be administered at home! If you’re admitted to a government hospital, please ask the doctor or the hospital staff to give you Remdesivir on a doctor’s prescription.
If you’re in a private hospital, ask the hospital to write to Nodal Officer and release the required vials of Remdesivir.

Tocilizumab stock is usually exhausted, but you can try calling the pharmacies we have listed here and checking with them: https://covidcaregoa.in/pharmacies/

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

Thank you for this! Please fill this form http://bit.ly/PlasmaDonationGoa  or WhatsApp Nitin (+91 98235 55870) or Pranav (+91 77769 59616) directly. 

 

www.covidcaregoa.in is not procuring plasma for covid positive patients directly. We are merely a volunteer group trying to raise awareness for recovered patients to come forward as per publicly available health directives around eligibility and donate so that patients needing plasma can get them from banks.



Please send a message to the Goa COVID Emergency group https://bit.ly/CovidGoa with all the details of your requirement in this format: 

Patient Name

Age

Sex

Blood Type

Requirement

Location

Phone Number (Family Member)

 

Or Whatsapp Nitin (+91 98235 55870) or Pranav (+91 77769 59616) directly with all the details of your requirement. 

 

www.covidcaregoa.in is not procuring plasma for covid positive patients directly. We are merely a volunteer group trying to raise awareness for recovered patients to come forward as per publicly available health directives around eligibility and donate so that patients needing plasma can get them from banks.

If your hospital allows outside food, you can connect with any of the home chefs or restaurants delivering closest to you and place your order. Here’s the list: https://covidcaregoa.in/food/

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

If you don’t have anyone to do this for you, please send us a message on the Goa Emergency Relief WhatsApp group https://bit.ly/CovidGoa  with these details – Name, Age, Phone Number, Address, COVID positive report/ SMS Screenshot, and Requirement. We will try to arrange a volunteer from a nearby area to do this for you. Please leave the group once your query is resolved. 

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

If you’re a home cook or a restaurant that can deliver food to COVID-19 patient, please list yourself here: http://bit.ly/ICookForGoa

Once we’ve verified your contact details, your entry will be visible on our public toolkit and website. 

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

If you have a pharmacy and can deliver in nearby areas, please list yourself here: http://bit.ly/MedsForGoa 

Once we’ve verified your contact details, your entry will be visible on our public toolkit and website. 

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

At www.covidcaregoa.in, we’re a team of volunteers and ordinary citizens, unaided monetarily and not represented or representing any organisation, public or private. We are simply individuals pooling in our time and skillsets to help our fellow Goans in this time of crisis by providing access to as verified information as possible, from the public domain, about covid-19 related resources that the general public may avail, at their discretion. This is so they do not waste time in emergencies. We are not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and availability status and payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

 

To that end, we also have a WhatsApp emergency relief group set up where we try to help with finding bed availability information by assisting with calls. This is completely pro bono and voluntary. We came together on the 19th of April connecting online and have since released this website on the 26th of April 2021. All resources are displayed for fellow citizens to contact for their requirements and all additional requirements sought like entries for plasma donation, blood donation or listing spare covid-19 resources are left as voluntary form fills on our website by visitors.

 

For particularly disadvantaged Goans, we’re running a citizen-driven fundraiser to help get the treatment, medicine, oxygen, etc. You can donate here: http://bit.ly/DonateForGoa 

 

www.covidcaregoa.in is running a crowdfunding campaign commensurate with guidelines around usage of funds and disbursal, details for which will be available on the campaign page itself as also on social media for 100% transparency of fund utilisation. Payments will be directly made to concerned authorities, oxygen, medicines and treatment aids etc. are being sourced from. For example, we have already placed orders for oxygen concentrators that will be community owned and rotated through government hospitals GMC and NGDH. For more, follow us on @covidcaregoa.in on Instagram

IMA Goa is providing free teleconsultation with 150+ doctors willing to help. If you are willing to have a free teleconsultation, please send a WhatsApp message with your name, proper address, and cell number to Rupesh on cell no 8767249828. Through him, the message will be posted in the group of seven branches for internal circulation within the seven branches of IMA Goa State which cover up the whole of Goa.

 

Availability is not guaranteed by www.covidcaregoa.in. Visitors are advised their own discretion for use and sharing of this resource data. We are a volunteer group not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and any payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

Hi! Thank you so much for reaching out. We are presently inundated with volunteer requests and we will announce when we restart any more volunteer recruitment drives. 

At www.covidcaregoa.in, we’re a team of volunteers and ordinary citizens, unaided monetarily and not represented or representing any organisation, public or private. We are simply individuals pooling in our time and skillsets to help our fellow Goans in this time of crisis by providing access to as verified information as possible, from the public domain, about covid-19 related resources that the general public may avail, at their discretion. This is so they do not waste time in emergencies. We are not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and availability status and payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.



To that end, we also have a WhatsApp emergency relief group set up where we try to help with finding bed availability information by assisting with calls. This is completely pro bono and voluntary. We came together on the 19th of April connecting online and have since released this website on the 26th of April 2021. All resources are displayed for fellow citizens to contact for their requirements and all additional requirements sought like entries for plasma donation, blood donation or listing spare covid-19 resources are left as voluntary form fills on our website by visitors.

 

For particularly disadvantaged Goans, we’re running a citizen-driven fundraiser to help get the treatment, medicine, oxygen, etc. You can donate here: http://bit.ly/DonateForGoa 

Disclaimer
At Covid Care Goa.in, we’re a team of volunteers and ordinary citizens, unaided monetarily and not represented or representing any organization, public or private. We are simply individuals pooling in our time and skillsets to help our fellow Goans in this time of crisis by providing access to as verified information as possible, from the public domain, about covid-19 related resources that the general public may avail, at their discretion.
This is so they do not waste time in emergencies. We are not a service provider, medical advisor or certifying body and availability status and payments pertaining to these resources may be evaluated by those availing them.

Government Nodal Officers for Private Hospitals in North Goa