350-bed dengue treatment facility unveiled in Lahore

By: 24 News      Published: 04:27 PM, 10 Oct, 2021
350-bed dengue treatment facility unveiled in Lahore
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Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid inaugurated a 350-bed dengue field hospital, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The provincial health minister visited Expo Centre on Sunday and unveiled a field hospital consisting of 350 beds for the dengue patients.

While talking to media on this occasion, Dr Rashid admitted that in two hospitals of the city: Services and Sir Ganga Ram there was no bed available for the patients in the dengue wards. However, beds are available in other hospitals of the city, she added.

The provincial health minister informed that there were 1,209 beds available for the dengue patients in Lahore. She said that patients who would be admitted to this (field) hospital, would be given free treatment facilities and free dengue test. The patients who would be diagnosed with dengue virus, they would be admitted to this hospital, she said.

She told the media persons that four hospitals including Raiwind, Kahna and Sabzazar were put on standby for dengue patients. In case of emergency, dengue patients would be admitted to these hospitals.

Dr Rashid confessed that apart from lifts, there were lot of other things out of order in the Jinnah Hospital. She said that in front of Jinnah Hospital, the government had opened a 350-bed emergency medical facility for the dengue patients.

The provincial health minister maintained that in all teaching hospitals, interviews were being conducted for the permanent appointments of medical superintendents. Interviews of more than 50 candidates had already been conducted. In all big hospitals of Lahore, permanent MS would be appointed soon, she added.

On Covid-19 situation in the city, Dr Rashid said the corona patients were being diagnosed daily. She said as many as 1,476 corona patients were being treated in the Punjab hospitals. Out of whom, 59 are on ventilators, she added.

She informed that 50.21 million people had been administered Covid-19 vaccine. So far, 60% have been given single shot while 40% given two doses of the vaccine jabs, she said adding that most of the coronavirus cases were reported in city’s DHA area.

She said that complaints about dengue could be registered by making a call on helpline # 99211135. She said that government hospitals were conducting free dengue tests while Rs90 were being taken by the private labs for dengue tests.

Reporter Usman Aleem