Unnecessary platelets transfusion revealed in dengue patients in Karachi
Dengue patients rest under mosquito nets in the dengue ward of a hospital in the provincial capital.— Online/ Saber Mazhar
The provincial health ministry says that there has been a 100% increase in dengue cases in the city in the last 24 hours.
The National Institute of Health dismissed reports of new strains of dengue virus in the country.
Health department officials say that the actual number of dengue patients is much higher than the available data.
Due to the abundance of mosquitoes, hospitals in Karachi were filled with dengue patients. Spread of dengue virus In the city, however, unnecessary transfusions of platelets among dengue patients have been reported. Geo News Reported
According to Sindh Ministry of Health, 100% increase Dengue cases In the last 24 hours, the port city reported 192 cases of the virus a day ago, while today 403 patients have been diagnosed with the virus.
District East reported the highest number of dengue cases as 116 patients were diagnosed with the virus while Korangi district reported 107 cases. Similarly, 72 dengue cases were reported in Central district, while only 64 dengue cases were reported in South district.
According to the provincial health department during this month Dengue virus 2,145 civilians were affected. However, according to health department officials, the actual number of dengue patients is much higher than the available data.
Dengue patients rest under mosquito nets in the dengue ward of the polyclinic in the federal capital. — Online/Sultan Bashir
Meanwhile, there are reports that some private hospitals in the city are unnecessarily transfusing platelets to dengue patients against the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) out of greed for money.
Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority Director Dr. Darnaz Jamal reacted to this situation and said, “Private hospitals are doing unnecessary transfusion of platelets just for money.
Dr. Darnaz also directed the concerned authorities to transfuse platelets to dengue patients only if the limit is less than 20,000 or the patient starts bleeding.
On the other hand, the National Institute of Health has dismissed reports of new strains of dengue virus. According to health experts, only four types of dengue virus have emerged, but no new form of the virus has emerged in the country so far.
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