By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 27 Aug: Keeping in mind the outbreak of Dengue in Dehradun, Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital has arranged for a 100 new beds. A special team has been deputed at the hospital to keep an eye on Dengue cases. Dr Rajinder Kumar of Department of Medicine has been appointed the nodal officer for this.
This information was provided by Medical Superintendent Dr Vinay Rai while interacting with media personnel, here, today.
Dr Vinay Rai, HOD, Medicine, Dr Amit Varma, Hospital Dengue Nodal Officer, Dr Rajinder Kumar and Blood Bank Incharge Dr Gaurav Raturi disclosed that, in recent days, many suspected and positive cases of Dengue had come to light. As a result of the outbreak, many patients of Dengue were not able to get beds in other hospitals. To cope with this demand, Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital has reserved 100 extra general beds and 5 ICU beds for Dengue patients. The hospital management is making efforts so that the Dengue patients do not need to look for treatment. The Medical Superintendent has also issued instructions to the medicine department and officials of the Blood Bank to ensure that the Dengue patients are able to get beds and platelets when needed. The hospital management is prepared to launch an extensive awareness programme along with the Government’s Department of Health and render all possible help to control the outbreak of Dengue.
The ultra-modern NABL certified Central Lab of Mahant Hospital has arranged Dengue tests to be done all 24 hours.
Dr Vinay Rai added that the people ought not to panic. Any person who displays the symptoms of Dengue must immediately consult an efficient physician and undergo complete treatment. There are so many misconceptions in the public about Dengue. The public must keep away from these myths and misconceptions. Complete treatment of Dengue is possible just like any other flu, provided the treatment is started soon by an efficient physician.