Anticipating a steep rise in number of patients suffering from vector-borne diseases, the Gurgaon Civil Hospital opened a separate ward for dengue patients on Friday.
According to the authorities, the ward comprises five beds and each patient admitted to it will be provided with a mosquito net. “The idea is to make sure the virus doesn’t spread to other patients. All the equipment and mosquito nets have been made available,” said Dr Asaruddin, principal medical officer (PMO), Gurgaon Civil Hospital.
The dengue patients will be attended to by the existing staff as no special personnel have been dedicated in this regard. “Only critical patients need to be admitted. Otherwise, most of them do not require admission,” added the PMO.
The Civil hospital is also likely to get its own blood-component separation system by August. The system is used to separate a particular component in the blood from the other components according to necessity - serious dengue patients require blood platelet transfusion. The decision was taken after a meeting of health department in Chandigarh on Wednesday.