LGH to combat dengue comprehensively


All the offices of administrative doctors at Lahore General Hospital (LGH) have been shifted to the emergency ward on Wednesday.
This has been done to ensure a comprehensive treatment for dengue patients. Regular classes for nursing students and dispensers have been cancelled and students have been assigned to the dengue patients. Supervisors and head nurses have been directed to perform as staff nurses. Postgraduate Medical Institute Principal Dr Tariq Salahuddin said that they needed to work like an army to combat dengue fever. He said that the people should focus on preventive measures against dengue virus instead of being afraid of the disease. Dr Salahuddin said that satisfactory arrangements had been made at LGH to provide comprehensive facilities to dengue patients such as diagnostic tests, medicines and blood transfusion and that the number of beds in emergency and medical wards had been increased. He said that doctors on Outdoor Patient Department (OPD) duty were available to guide and help dengue patients all the time and would continue with the same commitment and dedication until dengue virus had been completely eradicated. Social organisations should come forward and play an active role in educating people about the preventive measures for dengue, he added.