ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 (APP):The Ministry on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination on Wednesday said that there was no shortage of dengue treatment medicines and testing kits at public hospitals of federal capital.

According to an official of Ministry on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, sufficient quantity of such medical items had been purchased and handed over to the hospitals to serve the patients.

He said that the government had backup availability of 1,000 beds at private sector hospitals while presently public sector hospitals of federal capital had enough capacity to deal with the dengue patients.

The official said that the timing of OPDs in federal capital hospitals had been extended while a referral system had been developed to shift the serious patients to major hospitals.