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By Staff Reporter : PNG Today

Gengue fever cases at Port Moresby Hospital alarming

There has been an increase in cases of Dengue Fever over the past weeks in the Nation’s Capital and the Port Moresby General Hospital is doing its best to treat the high number of patients that are flocking in to the hospital.
According to a hospital nurse who wants to remain unanimous, close to almost 50 patients both adults and children especially form the settlements and nearby Motuan villages are been treated at the Accidents & Emergency Wing on a daily basis which is alarming.
With the limited facilities available at the Emergency wing the nurses and Doctors are doing their best to treat the less serious cases while the more serious cases are admitted at the ward while there are concerns amongst other patients about why they had to be treated along the corridors in the country’s largest hospital.
Attempts to get in touch with the hospital management and the CEO on what measures they are looking at to contain the high numbers coming in to the hospital have been unsuccessful.
However, the nurse went on to say that Dengue is preventable and urged people in and around the city to start sleeping under mosquito nets and use mosquito repellents during day time as the mosquitoes with the dengue virus only bit during the day.
Another practice that is strongly advised is for residence to keep their back yards clean at all times and all water hubs must be dried out to avoid attracting mosquitoes.

PNGFM / PNG Today

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