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Govt hospitals to get complete address of dengue patients.

LAHORE -- The administration of government hospitals to mention complete address and contact number of dengue patient on admission form instead of mentioning only locality of a patient.

Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab on Health Kh Salman Rafiq directed this while presiding over a meeting of principals of medical colleges and medical superintendents of teaching hospitals at King Edward Medical University.

He said incomplete address of dengue patient created problem in case response and indoor residual spray.

He also directed senior doctors to examine the dengue patients in private hospitals and send report to the Health department on a regular basis.

The meeting discussed in detail regarding medical treatment and case management of dengue patients. Professor Faisal Masood said that all the Teaching Hospitals should implement the SOPs prepared for dengue patients two years back.

He informed that Dengue Experts Advisory Group had trained doctors of government as well as private hospitals and the training of new doctors was also continuing.

It was decided that medical officer would not discharge dengue patient from the hospital without the advice of consultant and all the patients coming with dangerous signs of dengue fever must be admitted in the hospital.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Nov 17, 2013
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