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KMC to issue treatment rules to combat dengue

KOLKATA: The civic body will quickly to ship out a remedy protocol for dengue sufferers at non-public hospitals and nursing homes.

The protocol will observe the guidelines for dengue keep an eye on set beneath National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme through the central health ministry. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) health division plans to ship the same set of remedy laws to personal practitioners too.

The decision used to be conveyed through the KMC health division at a workshop on prevention and keep an eye on of vector-borne diseases on Saturday in the presence of senior state govt health division officers. A piece of physicians welcomed the move, saying that in the absence of guidelines, remedy of dengue sufferers used to be struggling. Senior officers said the civic body had to implement the remedy protocol at nursing homes to scale back dengue-related mortality.

According to deputy mayor Atin Ghosh, who also looks after the KMC health division, a number of nursing homes in Kolkata weren't following elementary guidelines for remedy of dengue sufferers. “We have observed a complete deviation from protocol in treating dengue sufferers at nursing homes. It used to be observed that the lives of a few dengue sufferers at some nursing homes can have been saved had the docs treated them consistent with protocol framed through the National Vector Control Programme,” Ghosh said.

Director of health services and products (West Bengal) Ajoy Chakraborty said a couple of simple steps and constant monitoring of a dengue affected person all over his/her stay in a private sanatorium or nursing house can save his/her existence. “We want to observe fever, blood pressure and urination of a dengue affected person each and every four hours and refrain from unnecessary transfusion of platelets .,” Chakraborty said.

A piece of personal physicians conceded that in the absence of guidelines docs tend observe their person protocols in treating a dengue affected person. “A not unusual protocol is a welcome move ,” said Dr Arindam Biswas, drugs advisor at RN Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences.

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