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Special fever ward at NBMCH

Siliguri, Sept. 6: A nine-bed fever ward was opened at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital today to treat patients with symptoms of dengue and Japanese Encephalitis.

“We have opened a nine-bed special fever ward for those suffering from dengue and Japanese Encephalitis. Only male patients will be admitted here, while females will be admitted to a separate unit in the medical ward,” said Sabyasachi Das , the NBMCH superintendent. “The ward has mosquito nets, saline packets and basic medicines,” he said.

NBMCH has been running a fever clinic for the past 10 days to carry out tests for dengue and Japanese Encephalitis. Das said there were two patients with Japanese Encephalitis and four persons suspected to be infected with dengue at the hospital.