Dengue: 212 Beds and 13 CBC Machines Working in LGH 

Lahore, November 10, 2021 (PPI-OT):Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Prof. Dr. Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar presided over a meeting of the Academic Council of AMC/LGH and under his chairmanship it was reviewed that the best medical facilities were being provided in the dengue wards for the patients suffering from dengue fever.

Similarly, deployment of doctors, nurses and paramedics, supply of medicines and diagnostic facilities also came under discussion in this high-level meeting. MS LGH Dr. Riaz Hafeez while briefing the participants of the meeting said that 212 beds have been allotted for the patients suffering from dengue virus in the hospital and mosquito nets have also been fixed on beds to keep the patients safe from mosquitoes and 13 CBC machines (blood sampling) are always functional for diagnosis while doctors, nurses and paramedics are performing their duties in all the three shifts in the dengue wards.

He told that 4 CBC machines are fully operational in Emergency, 5 in main labs, 2 in dengue wards, one in Pediatric ward and one in Outdoor Department. He added that all possible steps are being taken to safeguard dengue patients while dengue suspects are being kept separate from confirmed patients.

Addressing the meeting, Principal PGMI said that the weather conditions are conducive for the breeding of dengue mosquitoes due to which the breeding of mosquitoes has increased and the number of dengue fever cases has also been grown. He stressed that mosquito breeding hotspots should be eliminated for which the citizens also have to pay special attention to observe hygiene principles in this regard.

Prof. Al-freed further said that Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and the Health Department have taken up the matter seriously. He said that as per the vision of the CM Punjab and the directives of the Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid, special attention was being paid to the treatment of dengue patients in the teaching hospitals and to the Lahore General Hospital as also ensured maximum steps for dengue patients.

He added that satisfactory arrangements have been made for the treatment and all medicines, diagnostic facilities are being provided free of cost in LGH. He asked the doctors, nurses and paramedics to treat the patients in this difficult time in the spirit of serving the suffering humanity and perform selfless duties with the medical profession in mind so that patients can be benefited as much as possible.

He said that the existing arrangements at General Hospital would be maintained till the recovery of all the dengue patients and according to the SOPs regarding dengue virus, there would be no shortfall in the treatment of the patients.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations,
Government of the Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-9201390-86

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