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Iloilo City in need of more doctors to care for dengue patients – Treñas

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The city government of Iloilo recently opened a hydration center for patients with dengue.

The dengue hydration unit, which will cater to individuals referred by the City Health Office’s district health centers, is located at the second floor of the Lapaz Maternity and Reproductive Health Center.

Such facility aims to hydrate and monitor people tested positive for dengue fever without warning signs based on Department of Health guidelines.

“We hope dengue will not go up but statistics show it is increasing. We should not be complacent but continue cleaning up. We have to prepare for patients who are now overflowing at our health centers. We will serve cases that are not severe or those who need hydration,” said Mayor Jerry Treñas.

“We are also looking for up to 10 additional doctors to be paid P1,600 per day to augment the personnel in our district health centers teeming with dengue cases,” added Treñas.

He said he has coordinated with Philippine Army 3rd Infantry Division for assistance in lending a total of 100 folding beds and tents for dengue patients.