Dengue under control in TN: Minister

Dengue under control in TN: Minister

Tamil Nadu minister for health and family welfare Dr C Vijaya Baskar today said there is nothing to worry about dengue as the state government is taking all necessary steps to completely control the disease.

Replying to a calling attention motion brought by MLAs including Leader of Opposition M K Stalin (who was however not present in the Assembly), the Minister told the House that Rapid Response Teams have been formed all over the State.

“If more than three persons in a particular area are found with fever, the reason behind it is being ascertained and steps are being taken to eradicate it. Special camps are also being conducted,” he said.

He said natural precautionary medicines such as nilavembu kudnineer, papaya leaves and malaivembu juice are being given free of cost to the public at government hospitals and dispensaries.

Stating that public have been asked to immediately approach doctor in case of fever, the minister said medical stores have been asked not to give medicines to people without proper prescriptions.

Detailing various steps taken by the government, including increasing of centres performing Elisa test to 75, appointment of one staff member per 250-500 houses to eliminate mosquitoes, stocking of adequate quantity of repellant sprays and creating awareness among people, Vijaya Baskar said District Collectors are acting on a war footing to prevent dengue.