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Minister asks private hospitals adapt ’treatment protocol’

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, July 6, 2015:  With grave concerns over the death of three people of suspected ’dengue’  at a private hospital in Puttur, Health and Family Welfare Minister U.T. Khader July 5, told private hospital managements to follow ’the treatment protocol’ laid down for malaria and dengue.

Minister asks private hospitals adapt ’treatment protocol’He added that  if private hospitals  are confident of treating the patients as per the protocol it was acceptable  if not,  refer the case to the nearest government hospital.

The matter is  being advised if  private hospitals  continue to ignore ’the treatment protocol’  action will result.

Minisyter Khader made it clear told  that one more person was suspected to have died of dengue from the  private hospital in Puttur.   He hinted  that the hospital had Ayurvedic practitioners as ’duty doctors’.  This lapse  is noted and an explanation called for and a proper investigation called for to bring out the facts..

The Minister said the State government has  taken all steps to improve facilities at government hospitals for treatment of persons affected of dengue and other communicable diseases.

Minister Khader  cited that recently a relative of a panchayat member from Belthangady was  cured of dengue after he chose to leave a private hospital to get care at  Government Wenlock Hospital.  The Minister  told  people not resort to self medication and  come to hospital when the disease is at an advanced stage.