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Fever: MGMGH raises bed strength

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With the fever cases alarmingly on the rise, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) Trichy has increased the number of beds solely for treating the patients.
The district administration urged the people to avail of the service at the government health centres as they boast better lab facilities and infrastructure.
MGMGH the tertiary care centre attached to KAP Viswanatham government medical college (KAPVGMC) has witnessed hundreds of fever cases, including dengue, for the past two weeks. The number of cases hiked three fold for the past one week alone.
The hospital had a total of 526 cases of fever as on Wednesday. The hospital administration said that 100 patients who were treated for fever were discharged. As many as 426 people having fever were undergoing treatment at MGMGH on Thursday, of which 19 were tested positive for dengue.

Considering the growing number of fever cases, MGMGH administration raised the number of wards to eight where 475 patients can be treated at a time.
The hospital was already equipped with 300 beds exclusively for the fever patients. However, the rise of the fever cases prompted the hospital administration to set up 175 more beds.
The hospital set up separate wards for men, women, children and pregnant women. The severely-affected patients were kept in the three intensive medical care units (IMCUs). The facility to conduct blood test for the fever patients has been increased to four to get the result in 40 minutes and speed up the treatment.
The hospital, however, has seen patients die of fever. The hospital administration denied that the dengue was the reason for the deaths.


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