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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Philippines : Dengue express lanes in local hospitals pushed

Via Sun Star :

" AMID the continuous increase in the number of dengue cases in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) is strongly urging local government units to set up express lanes in their hospitals.

In a phone interview, DOH-Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases Unit Manager Lyndon Lee Suy advised local hospitals to replicate the putting up of express lanes in DOH-run hospitals.

“We encourage them to set up express lanes para ma-accommodate yung mga suspected cases of dengue nationwide,” said Lee Suy.

Back in 2006, then DOH chief Francisco Duque ordered the establishment of dengue express lanes for faster case management and treatment in all the 72 DOH-run hospitals.

On Tuesday, the health department said there are 54,659 cases recorded in hospitals in the Philippines."

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