Life-saving drug for vital dengue sufferers unavailable in Lahore 

Life-saving drug for vital dengue sufferers unavailable in Lahore 


The life-saving drug for the remedy of vital dengue sufferers, Dextran 40, is just not obtainable at Lahore’s pharmacies placing lives of scores of sufferers within the provincial capital at risk, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

As dengue epidemic is spreading quick in Punjab, scores of dengue-infected sufferers are being admitted to non-public hospitals. 

Sources say the well being division is offering Dextran 40 solely to authorities hospitals leaving personal ones within the lurch. They additional reveal that the well being division has supplied a couple of drips to non-public hospitals which aren’t adequate holding in view the truth that a lot of dengue sufferers are coming to non-public well being amenities.

At Physician’s Hospital, Lahore, the situation of 5 out of 35 dengue sufferers was severe. Twenty dengue sufferers have been admitted to the Defence’s Nationwide Hospital. 

At Hameed Latif Hospital, out of 34 sufferers, the situation of seven is vital

At Farooq Hospital, Allama Iqbal City department, 15 and Thokar Niaz Beg’s department, 24 dengue sufferers are being handled.  

At Omar Hospital, 7 dengue sufferers have been admitted. Whereas there are 12 confirmed dengue fever instances at Adil Hospital. 

Dengue situation in Islamabad 

In Islamabad, the state of affairs of dengue is precarious. There are 45 dengue sufferers within the largest authorities hospital of the federal capital, PIMS. There are not any extra dengue beds obtainable for brand spanking new sufferers

At current, 45 sufferers are being handled at PIMS Hospital whereas throughout previous 48 hours, 348 new dengue sufferers thronged the hospital. 

The spokesperson for the PIMS Hospital stated quickly a brand new dengue ward can be established within the hospital.



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