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public hospitals to pay special attention to the diagnosis and treatment of dengue patients:Kh Salma

Lahore: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Health, Kh. Salman Rafique, has directed all s and complete data and address of such patients should be uploaded on dash board so that proper disease surveillance could be possible.

This was directed by him while presiding over a meeting of Medical Superintendents, Additional Medical Superintendents and focal persons of public hospitals at the Committee Room of Civil Secretariat, here today. The meeting was also attended by Additional Secretary Health (Technical) Dr. Anwar Janjua, Additional Director General Vector Born Diseases Dr. Jaffar Ilyas and the administrative doctors of Mayo Hospital, Services Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, PIC, Jinnah Hospital Lahore, General Hospital, Children Hospital, Mian Munshi Hospital, Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital, Said Mitha Hospital and Mian Nawaz Sharif Hospital Yakki Gate.

Kh. Salman Rafique directed that availability of complete data of dengue patients is utmost necessary for diseases surveillance so that type of disease and area could be identified. He further stated that dengue test of suspected patients should be osHo

carrexa carried-out without any delay so that early treatment could be started. He also inquired from the administration about the diagnostic and treatment facilities for the dengue available in their respective hospitals. He also directed to make high dependency units functional. Kh. Salman Rafique said that due to tireless efforts and timely arrangements dengue attack is low but there is need to remain alert this month.

Additional Director General Vector Born Diseases Dr. Jaffar Ilyas while briefing the hospital administration about revised method of diagnosis of dengue patients by Dengue Experts Advisory Group said that besides CBC, IGM test should also be conducted on Eliza. He stressed the need for intensive monitoring of dengue patients. Dr. Jaffar Ilyas disclosed that 35 dengue patients have been reported so far out of which 16 are from Lahore. However, he said only a few patients are under treatment in Mayo Hospital and two patients in Allied Hospital Faisalabad while the rest of the patients have left the hospital after recovery.

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