ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has made arrangements to respond proactively to the reporting of CCHF (Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever) cases in public sector hospital in the wake of Eid-ul-Azha.
A statement issued by the hospital administration said due to upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, a large number of animals will be sacrificed in public places and at household level, hence the risk of acquiring CCHF has increased.
In view of the above facts, dedicated isolation rooms have been made available in indoor department of PIMS with requisite barrier nursing procedures in place for suspected or diagnosed cases of CCHF. Required medications are available in Pharmacy Department, PIMS for treating positive CCHF cases. Comprehensive Diagnostic, Clinical and Supportive treatment will be provided to all CCHF patients admitted in PIMS.
And the hospital will ensure round the clock availability of doctors, nurses, investigative procedures, appropriate intravenous infusions/blood products, medicines and counseling for all CCHF cases.
INP adds: The health authorities were already exhausted in dealing with the mosquito causing dengue, and now the complaints of spread of another mosquito, culex, are on the rise in the garrison city.
According to sources, focal person for anti-dengue virus campaign, Dr Ansar Ishaq said that now the complaints of fever due to the culex fever were increasing than those of dengue. The bite of the mosquito causes severe fever and the part of the body bitten by the mosquito swells, he said, adding the citizens should take measures against the culex mosquito along with the dengue causing mosquito and immediately go to hospital in case of fever and headache.
The focal person said that health department Rawalpindi sent a demand of 1,000 litre liquid Delta Methaline, 1,000 kilogram powdered Delta Methaline and one kilogram Demifos to the Punjab government to deal with the dengue causing mosquito.