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Depok hospital sees rise in dengue fever patients

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 31, 2019   /   03:20 pm
Depok hospital sees rise in dengue fever patients Inpatients are treated for dengue fever on Jan. 24 at Dr. Chasbullah Abdulmadjid Regional Hospital in Bekasi, West Java. (Tempo/Adi Warsono)

Depok Regional Hospital in West Java has seen a daily increase in its number of dengue fever patients, with hospital data showing that 194 patients were being treated for dengue on Wednesday – an increase of 7 patients from the 187 it had treated on Tuesday.

According to hospital spokesman Hadi, Depok hospital had added more facility to anticipate continued increase in the number of dengue patients.

“Dengue patients are treated on the 6th and 7th floors. We have added five beds to each floor. We now have 50 beds on the 6th floor and 45 beds on the 7th floor,” Hadi said as quoted by kompas.com.

He added that the hospital's medical staff was treating more dengue patients than usual.

Ideally, a single nurse was responsible for six to seven patients under their care, but the hospital's nurses had been caring for 10 to 12 patients since the onset of the rainy season.

Hadi also said that Depok Regional Hospital was coordinating with private hospitals in the West Java city to anticipate patient overload.

“If [we are] overloaded, we will transfer patients to other healthcare facilities in coordination with the Depok Health Agency,” he said. (gis)