69 fatalities: All dengue patients discharged from HMC

A total of 29,414 patients were screened for dengue


APP December 10, 2017
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PESHAWAR: All dengue patients admitted in Medical Teaching Institute Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) hospital have been discharged. According to a spokesperson of HMC, no more patients are present there.

A total of 29,414 patients were screened for dengue while 5,185 dengue victims were admitted in Medical Teaching Institute Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC), he added.

He said of a total of 28,414 patients, 1,280 patients were discharged soon after treatment while 3,888 were advised home treatment. Twelve patients including eight women died of the disease.

All the admitted dengue patients were provided free treatment including screening tests. Under the directives of hospital’s Board of Governors , a special OPD was established in HMC to provide help to dengue victims round the clock.

Dengue Cell was also established in the hospital to enumerate the data of dengue affected patients and send them to associated departments of Public Health, Director Public Health, Deputy Commissioner Office, World Health Organization, Dengue Response Unit, and Independent Cell.

Casualties 

Meanwhile Dengue outbreak in K-P has claimed 69 lives so far, according to a report by World Health Organization.

Pakistan, which is endemic to dengue since 1994, has faced a number of repeated outbreaks in different provinces; however, the virus peaked during July to November this year.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2017.

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