The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in Tiruchi, India, is taking proactive steps to address the increase in dengue and other fever-related cases during the rainy season. The hospital has set up separate wards specifically for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with dengue and related illnesses.
During a recent visit to the hospital, Collector M. Pradeep Kumar inspected the health infrastructure and medical facilities. He emphasized the importance of taking all necessary precautions to effectively treat patients with seasonal flu and dengue. The hospital staff was directed to keep the premises clean to prevent the spread of infection.
The Dean of K.A.P. Viswanatham Government Medical College, D. Nehru, and the Medical Superintendent of the hospital, E. Arun Raj, were present during the inspection. Raj confirmed that the Health Department had implemented precautionary measures and expanded the facilities for treating patients with dengue and other fevers.
The hospital now has a special dengue ward with 50 beds, including separate sections for adults, pediatric cases, and antenatal care. There are also 10 beds available in the Intensive Care Unit for patients with severe fluid loss.
Currently, two women from a neighboring district are receiving treatment for dengue at the hospital. Both patients, one in antenatal care and the other in postnatal care, are in stable condition.
It is important for hospitals to make adequate preparations for the influx of dengue patients during the rainy season. The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital’s efforts to create separate wards and increase the availability of medicines and beds demonstrate their commitment to providing quality care for patients with dengue and other fever-related cases.
– Dengue: a viral infection spread by mosquitoes that can cause flu-like symptoms and, in severe cases, may lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome.
– Antenatal care: medical care provided to pregnant women to monitor their health and the health of their unborn child.
– Postnatal care: medical care provided to women after childbirth to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.
– The Hindu (no URL provided)