The Ministry of Public Health urges hospitals to avoid prescribing NSAID drugs

Nonthaburi July 27- Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health Instruct hospitals to avoid prescribing NSAIDs in patients with fever. Concerned about increasing the risk of dengue fever patients She lost blood to shock and died. Point out the announcement of the epidemic area. It is considered for each area. If you see that the outbreak is so large that the resources in the area are not enough work must be integrated or using a special budget

Opas Karnkawinpong Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health Giving an interview after leading executives and personnel of the Ministry of Public Health together in the MOPH Big Cleaning Day activity for the year 2023 that the situation of dengue fever Now there are more than 40,000 patients, more than 40 deaths, a group aged 15 years and over, more than young children. It was found that about 10% of those who died were taking aspirin. or antipyretics, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, etc., which cause abnormal platelet function Increase the risk of bleeding easily until shock and death. Therefore, if there is fever, nausea and vomiting. Abdominal pain which is the initial symptom of dengue fever that are difficult to diagnose separately from other diseases such as influenza or leptospirosis Please be careful not to buy these drugs to eat. Avoid dispensing NSAIDs. And if the symptoms do not improve, ask to go back and see the doctor again.

Dr. Opas continued that for declaring dengue fever outbreak areas or any other disease If an area sees that the outbreak is so large that the resources in that province or area are insufficient to cope with the situation, such as lack of budget, lack of medicine, lack of personnel or need to use a special budget or requires special integration Then submit the matter to the Director-General of the Department of Disease Control for consideration. by using the mechanism of the Academic Committee to issue announcements which can be announced at the village, sub-district, district or entire province level in order to have more power to take action to control the disease Including the provincial governor can use the budget according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Act. Since epidemic in humans is considered a form of disaster. .-Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency

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