Hospitals start receiving pollen allergy patients





ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Federal Government Poly Clinic (FGPC) have started providing medical assistance to pollen allergy patients in its emergency ward and out patient department (OPD) of chest disease section. According to hospitals sources, the high-risk pollen allergy season will start from mid of April, however, the allergy patients have started visiting hospitals with medical complications. They said around 70 patients visited the PIMS while 50 patients visited FGPC emergency for oxygen and nebulisation during last 24 hours. They said keeping in view the situation, extra staff has been deputed at the emergency ward to treat the pollen allergy patients. They said that proper arrangements have been made for care of critical patients of pollen allergy at hospitals’ emergency and Pulmonology department as the number of pollen allergy patients are increasing on daily basis. Best facilities are being provided to such patients free of cost while these patients are also being provided free life saving medicines in the emergency department besides nebulisation, bronchodilaters, steroids, oxygen therapy, nursing care and specialist consultation, they added. Dr Sharif Astori of FGPC has advised the pollen allergy patients to adopt precautionary measures to avoid any medical complication. 

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