Tourism Department will promote Goa as a Destination for Aquatic Physiotherapy: Hon’ble Minister for


Tourism Department will promote Goa as a Destination for Aquatic Physiotherapy: Hon’ble Minister for Tourism Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar
Panjim, May 27:  Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar, Minister  for Tourism, Govt of Goa along with  Mr. Vijai Sardessai, Minister for TCP today inaugurated   the  first  international Aquatic  Conference  AquaCon 2017 organized by Dr. Ketan Bhatikar's Sparc Physiotherapy Centre at  the
Neelam Resorts, Calangute. 
The inauguration of the conference was held uniquely with the lighting of the lamp in the swimming pool by Mr. Ajgaonkar and Mr Sardessai along with other dignitaries. 
The Tourism Minister, Mr. Ajgaonkar  said that he has stopped taking medicines after starting physiotherapy treatment of Dr. Ketan Bhatikar at Sparc Physiotherapy Centre in Goa. He also said, “The Tourism Department will promote Goa as a destination for Aquatic Physiotherapy and all efforts will be made to promote this special treatment as tourists visit Goa for wellness tourism.” 
He also assured that he will get Physiotherapists in every single game under Sports Department to keep the players fit. 
Mr Manohar Ajgaonkar also emphasized the need to extend the physiotherapy treatment to Special Children who can be benefitted with the aquatic treatment without taking medicines.
The Town and Country Planning Minister, Mr.  Vijai Sardessai said that he will get an independent council for physios and take physiotherapists forward.  Mr. Vijai Sardessai congratulated Dr. Ketan Bhatikar for organizing the conference and inviting delegates from all across the country and globe in Goa.
The conference is attended by Dean of KLE Hospital Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, KIMS Hospital Physiotherapy Dean Dr Varadraju, Board of Studies Chairman Dr Nanamala, ESI Chairaman Dr Suresh Reddy, Dr Einstein Jerome and many other dignitaries.
Dr. Ketan Bhatikar said, “At the two day conference  we will  be  having  several  key resource  persons  Dr Sanjay Parmar, Dr Prachi Arora who will be  enlightening  the  delegates on  the  importance of  aquatic  physiotherapy.  Water has special properties which are key for treating special children and this is the awareness that we are creating and promoting through this conference.”
As many as 120 delegates are participating in this two day conference.