Department for measles patients to be opened in Infectious Diseases Hospital

It is planned to open an additional department for measles patients at the Republican Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital. The chief doctor of the Republican Clinical Hospital Gulzhigit Aaliev informed news agency.

According to him, there are currently 78 such patients being treated in hospital, another 17 are still in question.

«We also isolate patients with an unknown diagnosis; they are hospitalized separately, so they occupy a large number of rooms,» Gulzhigit Aaliev said.

Earlier, the Ministry of Health reported a worsening epidemiological situation due to an increase in measles cases. According to the Republican Center for Immunoprophylaxis, about 3,300 people have fallen ill with it since the beginning of the year, mostly children under four. Most of the cases were registered in Bishkek and Osh cities, as well as in Osh and Chui regions.

The campaign of additional immunization against measles and rubella among children from nine months to seven years old inclusive continues.

Doctors urge parents to promptly vaccinate their children, which helps prevent outbreaks in children’s groups and reduce the risk of infection in adults, for whom the likelihood of developing complications is much higher.

Source: News Agency