Dengue counters set up in Lahore General Hospital.

LAHORE -- On the directions of the Punjab government, the administration of Lahore General Hospital set up dengue counters at emergency/outdoor departments for timely free of cost diagnosis, treatment and guidance of patients suffering from this virus.

Doctors, nurses and other medical staff will be available to treat such patients in the Emergency and OPD.

Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Prof. Dr. Muhammad Al-Fareed Zafar said this while reviewing the anti-dengue activities, public awareness and the arrangements made to provide the best medical facilities to the patients at LGH, here on Monday.

On this occasion, MS LGH Dr. Khalid Bin Aslam told the principal that 56 beds had already been reserved for dengue fever patients while this number would be increased to 200 in view of any need, adding that doctors and nurses had been assigned duties and were not allowed to go on leave without approval.

Principal PGMI highlighted that strict monitoring should be done to eradicate dengue mosquito breeding in hospital building and the teams formed for this purpose should ensure careful inspection of roofs, lawns and pots of buildings so that there was no water accumulated at any place which could cause breeding of dengue mosquito.

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