Chennai, Sept 26 (BPNS)
The Tamil Nadu state health department will hold 1000 medical camps across the state to screen dengue and other fevers from October 1.
This was announced by the Tamil Nadu Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ma Subramanian on Tuesday. The minister said that the camps are being held so that the disease is diagnosed at the earliest and treated.
The minister said that medical team will visit the fever-affected areas every day and conduct medical camps. He also said that mobile medical teams will be pressed into service for creating awareness among the public on fevers like dengue and 476 such mobile medical teams will be involved in this.
Ma Subramanian said that about 805 Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) Mobile School Teams will establish fever screening camps in schools to check the students and treat those found to have fever.
He said that teachers have also been instructed to inform the details of the students with fever to medical officers and health personals.
The Minister said that school authorities have been instructed to spray mosquito repellants to prevent Aedes mosquito breeding in school premises to prevent the spread of Dengue fever.
Ma Subramanian appealed to people to visit fever camps and to consult doctors if they have symptoms of fever and not to treat on their own.
It may be noted that several cities in Tamil Nadu have reported an increase in the number of Dengue cases in September when compared to August.