Punjab : Health dept falls short of proper dengue preventive measures

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The efficiency of the NS1 test as the criterion to confirm dengue in a patient is still being debated upon when the Punjab Health Department in a novel attempt at evading criticism and hiding facts about a probable dengue outbreak in the coming months, have not even provided the district hospitals across Punjab the kits required for conducting the prescribed NS1 test, putting the lives of an entire population at risk, Pakistan Today has learnt.


According to details, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formed a dengue control group with several eminent professors on board. The board, under the chairmanship of Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) Principal Professor Faisal Masud was charged with handling the epidemic and to propose recommendations for better management of the disease and its patients. The professors recommended that the NS1 test should be the criterion to confirm the presence of the dengue virus in a patient, instead of the traditionally used Eliza-based IgM and IgG tests. Moreover, the entire district and provincial bureaucracy was motivated to act to cope with the unprecedented dengue epidemic last year.
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