Hospitals to open help desks on chikungunya

Dhaka,  Sat,  23 September 2017
Published : 10 Jul 2017, 20:26:18 | Updated : 10 Jul 2017, 21:06:03

Hospitals to open help desks on chikungunya

Hospitals to open help desks on chikungunya
All public hospitals across Bangladesh have been directed to open help desks to effectively tackle chikungunya disease.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim gave the directive.

Director General of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad revealed this at a meeting held in Dhaka on Monday, an official release said, adding initiatives have also been taken to set up, if necessary, a joint pain clinic at every hospital to mitigate suffering of chikungunya patients.

A control room on chikungunya disease was opened on July 3 at Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Anyone can contact the control room for consulting with doctors on chikungunya. Its phone numbers are: 01937110011 and 01937000011, according to BSS.

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