Authorities want more doctors, paramedics to deal with dengue – SUCH TV

Rawalpindi Medical University Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Umar has demanded 100 more doctors, 50 nurses, 50 paramedics and more beds from the Punjab government to deal with the rapid increase in the number of dengue patients in Rawalpindi.

A large number of patients are being brought to Rawalpindi hospitals from Islamabad as well. In the dengue wards of the three major hospitals in Rawalpindi, fifty percent of the beds are filled with patients. About 100 suspected dengue patients visit hospitals on a daily basis.

Currently, 217 beds are occupied in these hospitals. Benazir Bhutto General Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, and District Headquarters Hospital are currently treating 51 patients from Islamabad, two from Attock, two from Haripur, one from Karachi East, one from Poonch and 160 from Rawalpindi.

Chief Minister Punjab has directed to speed up the anti-dengue campaign and ensure treatment of dengue patients in hospitals.

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