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Delhi govt instructs 5 per cent bed reservation for hospitals as dengue cases shoots

New Delhi: After the flood-like situation in the national capital, the spike in dengue cases can now be seen. Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj instructed all hospitals to reserve 5 per cent of beds for dengue patients and to provide test reports within six to eight hours. The health minister convened a meeting at the […]

Edited By : Yashashvi Tak | Updated: Aug 3, 2023 11:30 IST
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New Delhi: After the flood-like situation in the national capital, the spike in dengue cases can now be seen. Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj instructed all hospitals to reserve 5 per cent of beds for dengue patients and to provide test reports within six to eight hours.

The health minister convened a meeting at the Delhi Secretariat, bringing together nodal officers and medical superintendents from various hospitals to discuss strategies for preventing dengue in the city.

The meeting involved representatives from government hospitals, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) hospitals, Cantt area hospitals, and officials from Central government hospitals.

Bharadwaj said, “This practice will help the government stay informed about the current situation of Dengue in Delhi, enabling it to make well-organized arrangements to tackle any potential emergencies effectively.”

During the meeting, the health minister directed all hospitals to report daily information on Dengue patients through the Health Department’s portal, similar to how Covid-19 data was reported during the pandemic.

Furthermore, the minister instructed hospital officials to establish dedicated wards for dengue patients and implement mosquito nets around their beds to prevent disease transmission to other patients.

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First published on: Aug 03, 2023 11:30 AM IST

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