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TN Govt to organise 1,000 medical camps for dengue screening on Oct 1

organise 1,000 special medical camps across the State on October one for screening and controlling dengue cases.

Chennai: As there has been a spike in dengue fever cases across

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Tamil Nadu due to increase in rainfall activity, the State Health department will

organise 1,000 special medical camps across the State on October one for

screening and controlling dengue cases.

There is a surge in the cases of fever and dengue across the State, mainly due

to increase in the rainfall activity.

The prevalence of dengue and fever is considerably high in some districts like

Madurai, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Thoothukudi, Kancheepuram, Tiruvarur, Cuddalore,

Chengalpattu and Villuppuram.

In order to prevent any outbreaks, Health Minister Ma.Subramanian on Tuesday

announced that at least 1,000 fever prevention camps will be organised all over

Tamil Nadu on October one for screening and treating dengue patients at the

earliest in the affected areas.

He said the medical team will visit the fever-affected areas every day and conduct

camps in the localities “The department is also making arrangements to provide

Nilavembu Kudineer (a herbal concoction) to the people in these camps as it helps

in increasing immunity.

Along with this, 476 mobile medical teams will be deployed in the state for the

fever camps, in which awareness will be created among the public on prevention

and control of dengue.

About 805 Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) Mobile School Medical

Teams will also organise fever screening camp in the schools to check students

and treat those who were found to have fever symptoms,” the Minister said.

The teachers have also been instructed to inform the health department officials

and provide details of students with fever symptoms.

The school authorities have also been instructed to keep a check on Aedes mosquito

breeding in school premises by spraying mosquito repellants, he said and advised those

with fever symptoms to get treated after consulting a doctor and avoid self-medication.

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