(KPL) Deputy Prime Minister Asang Laoly and his delegation last Friday visited the Mahosot hospital in Vientiane Capital to monitor patients with dengue fever infection after saw the casualties nationwide to be worst.
During the visit, Associate Prof. Dr. Bounthaphany Bounsoy, Director General of the Mahosot Hospital, briefed him about the situation: in the first 10 days of this month, over 430 people have been reportedly hospitalized due to the infection of dengue virus. As two lives have been claimed, the worst districts were Sikhottabong, next Chanthabouly, Saythany, Saysettha, Hardsaifong, Nasaythong, Sangthong and Park Ngum respectively.
“Our hospital has prepared a special medical team for dengue infected patients at emergency room,”he added. The number of dengue-affected patients was beyond hospital’s capacity because we have just only 450 patient beds.
Deputy Prime Minister Asang Laoly said the dengue cases have been rising dramatically in several provinces of the Lao PDR recently; the medical teams should pay a close attention to warn public to aware adverse effect of the dengue through campaign.
Vientiane Capital was recorded as the worst infection, claiming 16 deaths out of over 4,600 cases while the casualty of Champasak province had 27 deaths of 3,300 infected people, next is Savannakhet with nine deaths. The death toll had 69 cases since early this year, according to the latest report of Ministry of Public Health last Friday.
Source: KPL Lao News Agency
July 15, 2013