PESHAWAR: The Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) has set up a Dengue Facilitation Center (DFC) to provide free treatment to dengue patients.
Facilities offered at the centre include pathological tests and medicines.
Doctors, nurses, paramedics' staff and laboratory technicians will be looking after patients in the centre around the clock, a spokesperson for KTH said.
Every patient who will visit the DFC will be examined by the doctor. The patient would be screened for the virus and, if found positive, the patient would be sent to the ward.
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Hospital Director Dr Nekdad Khan and Medical Director Prof Dr Roohul Muqim will be monitoring all the patient-care activities while two doctors and two nurses have been assigned to each ward.
Keeping in view the high influx of patients at the KTH, one unit in each department has been reserved for dengue patients. A special pharmacy shop has also been established in these rooms to facilitate patients.
Physicians conduct two rounds every day to ensure that all facilities are available to dengue patients. Moreover, the admitted patients are regularly investigated and given treatment as per the doctor’s advice.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2017.