Punjab establishes field hospital at Lahore’s Expo Center


A dengue affected person being handled at a hospital. File photograph 
  • Punjab intensifies efforts to manage unfold of dengue virus.
  • Lahore stays one of many worst affected cities in Punjab.
  • Dr Yasmin Rashid says 1,209 beds reserved for dengue sufferers together with these on the expo subject hospitals

LAHORE: Intensifying its efforts in opposition to the dengue virus in Punjab, the provincial authorities has arrange a subject hospital at Lahore’s Expo Centre to cope with a surge in instances of the virus. 

Punjab Well being Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid inaugurated the hospital Sunday.

Chatting with the media throughout her go to, Dr Yasmin stated the well being division offered docs, nurses, paramedical employees, oxygen and drugs provides on the hospital. 

Dr Asad Aslam Khan has been appointed the focal individual of the Expo Subject Hospital.

Docs from Lahore’s Common, Providers, Jinnah and Mayo hospitals have been deputed on the subject hospital. Responsibility roster of docs have been positioned, she added.

There isn’t any scarcity of beds for dengue sufferers in Lahore, she stated, including that information claiming the identical have been false. The minister added that based mostly on the rise within the variety of sufferers, the numbers of beds have been being continuously elevated as nicely. 

Dr Rashid stated {that a} complete of 1,209 beds had been reserved for dengue sufferers together with these on the expo subject hospitals. The Expo Middle subject hospital has been made useful for 24 hours and a CBC check might be offered inside 45 seconds. 

Sufferers testing constructive for the virus might be admitted to hospitals whereas these testing unfavorable might be given medicines, she added.

She stated that free remedy for fever might be given to all, clarifying that every one exams might be executed without spending a dime. The minister stated at the moment 28 dengue sufferers have been critically unwell.

In case a affected person affected by fever was unable to journey to the hospital, they’ll contact helpline 1122 after which they are going to be shifted to a close-by public sector hospital, she added. The helpline for dengue is 042-99211134-6.

Within the final 24 hours, 177 instances have been reported in Lahore. Most personal hospitals had additionally reserved beds for dengue with the assist of the provincial authorities. All personal labs have been conducting dengue exams for Rs90. She stated that the exams can solely be performed on the advice of a physician, confirmed the minister.

Dr Rashid stated in authorities hospitals, this check was free for sufferers.

She stated Rawalpindi was affected badly over the last wave however this time, Lahore has been hit more durable.

In Lahore, surveillance was executed for 55,000 properties and larva was discovered at 1,719 properties. She stated the federal government was coping with the coronavirus pandemic and the dengue virus on the identical time.