Seven more patients tested positive for dengue fever in the city on Wednesday. The total number of people infected this season thus increased to 147.
Separately, the Lahore General Hospital (LGH) administration cancelled the leaves of its employees till further orders. The decision was taken in view of the dengue fever situation.
Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) principal Dr Anjam Habib Vohra announced the decision following a meeting attended by senior professors, administrators, the nursing administration and the blood bank in charge. The meeting reviewed arrangements for treatment of dengue patients.
Vohra said a blood group directory of all hospital staff would be prepared to tap them for blood donation in an emergency. He directed the laboratory staff to prepare the diagnostic reports carefully. He said the LGH website address will be printed on payment slips issued at the emergency and outdoor patients department.
Vohra said doctors in administrative positions must visit wards and hear the grievances of patients. He asked the nursing administration to keep profiles of patients updated. He said the cleanliness of the hospital must be ensured.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 20th, 2012.