7 Member Clinical Committee Formed For Dengue Patients at LGH


Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Prof. Dr. Sardar Mohammad Al-freed Zafar has constituted 7-member Clinical Committee comprising medical experts according to the Department of Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education with regard to Government guidelines for better treatment and diagnosis of dengue fever patients. A formal notification has also been issued in this regard. The members of the Clinical Committee include Medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology and Administrative Physician while Professor of Medicine Dr. Tahir Siddique will be the Convener of this Committee. Prof. Faheem Afzal, Associate Prof. Dr. Israr-ul-Haq Toor, Dr. Muhammad Maqsood, Dr. Abdul Qaddos, Dr. Shumaila Tahir and Director OPD Dr. Asif Javed will be part of the committee. Talking in this regard, Principal Prof. Al-freed Zafar said that Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar and Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid are very much concerned about dengue patients. The Government has issued clear instructions to the Health Department to save human lives, he added. He said that concrete and practical steps are being taken for the prevention of the epidemic and treatment of the patients affected by dengue. He said that LGH has taken this important step in implementing the orders of the Punjab Government and better treatment facilities to the patients. The Clinical Committee will conduct a complete assessment of each case individually and collectively of all the patients undergoing treatment in the dengue ward on daily basis so that the doctors and nurses can be given the necessary guidelines for medical treatment so that patients can have better treatment facilities and ensure that there is no shortage of care, he added. Principal PGHMI further said that special care and counseling will be provided with full cooperation to the attendants of the patients suffering from dengue fever if needed. He said that the attendants of the patients should provide complete history of the patient to the doctor. People will also have to make serious efforts to stop the spread of mosquitoes and ensure the eradication of all mosquito breeding grounds at their homes as it is impossible to prevent and eradicate the dengue epidemic without the cooperation of the people, he concluded.