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