Dengue preventive measures reviewed

Health secretary says beds for patients will be increased at hospitals

APP August 30, 2022
In this file photo, a worker of the Rawalpindi District Health Authority carries out anti-dengue spray at the Rawalpindi Press Club. Photo: Agha Mahroz/EXPRESS


Punjab Health Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch conducted a detailed review of the dengue preventive measures in the province on Monday.

Special Secretary Dr Farrukh Naveed, medical superintendents of all teaching hospitals and other officers participated in the meeting.

The secretary said dengue situation was being closely monitored.

“The number of beds in public hospitals of Lahore and Rawalpindi were being increased for dengue patients,” he added.

The secretary said approval would be taken from the CM office for induction of more dengue staff in the province. Baloch also pointed out that competent doctors would be inducted for intensive care units at public hospitals in Punjab.

For treatment of dengue patients in Punjab, medicines were available in abundance, he added. He said that capacity of labs was being enhanced for conducting dengue diagnosis test.

The secretary said that result of dengue tests should be provided to patients at the earliest in public and private hospitals of Punjab. He appealed to people to implement preventive measures to control dengue.

He ordered for forming mortality committees at all hospitals. The secretary directed the medical superintendents of all public hospitals in Punjab to provide the best treatment facilities to dengue patients.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2022.


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