Chennai, Sept 28( BPNS)
A five year old girl in Tiruppatur town of Tamil Nadu died of dengue fever on Wednesday late night. The health department of Tiruppatur have increased the preventive measures including flogging, clearing stagnated water in abandoned spots in the affected area since Thursday morning.
According to health department officials, the girl Abinidhi was a class one student in a private school at Shivarajpettai within Tirupattur municipality area.
The girl had high fever and was admitted to Krishnagiri hospital and later was treated and discharged from the hospital on September 23. However she started vomiting and high fever and was again admitted to Tirupattur government medical college hospital. Later she was referred to Government medical college hospital, Dharmapuri and she died on September 27 late night.
The Department of Public health and preventive medicine in Tirupattur district have commenced disinfection at the town.
Sources in health department told BPNS that Special medical camps will be held at the Government General Hospital, two primary health care centres and health wellness centres in Vaniyambadi town will be held in the coming days.
The health department will collect samples of people attending these camps and will conduct tests to understand whether the people were infected.
It may be noted that a 59-year-old man who was running a grocery shop at Vaniyambadi town died at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) in Chennai on September 2. He was diagnosed with H1N1 influenza.