The government has decided to set up filter clinics due to the rising number of dengue patients in Rawalpindi.These clinics will help to reduce the burden on private hospitals.
According to the Ministry of National Health Services, the number of people diagnosed with dengue in Rawalpindi has increased to 3,235 in September. To treat them, the government has decided to set up filter clinics.
For this matter, Saqib Zafar, Rawalpindi Commissioner said,
“There is a lot of load on hospitals as people are coming in huge numbers to get checked.”
Three-member committee will be formed by the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education sector to supervise the establishment of wards and filter clinics for dengue patients in hospitals.
“You can submit your medical reports in the filter clinic, where they will be assessed for two to three hours,” said the commissioner.
He further added,
“Only people diagnosed with dengue will be permitted to enter the hospitals.”