Lahore:A Spokesman of Health Department has said that there is no shortage of NS-I kits in the teaching hospitals as every hospital has a sufficient stock of NS-I test kits for thousands patients, therefore, the rumors of shortage of such kits are baseless.
The Spokesman further said that Mayo Hospital has a stock of more than 3000 NS-I kits, whereas Service Hospital has stock for 1800 test of NS-I. Similarly, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has 166 NS-I kits, while 80 tests are performed from one kit. Lahore General Hospital has 90 such kits in its stock. Moreover, Jinnah Hospital also has a sufficient stock of NS-I test kits. The Spokesman further said that more diagnostic kits will be provided, as and when required. He said that due to concrete steps taken by the government and the concerted efforts by the concerned departments, dengue is fully under control and there is no need to worry about it.