August 9, 2017
State Health Minister M. Vijayabhaskar on Wednesday said that Dengue would completely be brought under control in another 10 days.
“The Government has already taken various preventive measures to check the spread of the disease, and due to this Dengue is almost under control in the State,” Vijayabhaskar told reporters after reviewing the situation at the Salem Government Hospital.
Stating that there was adequate stock of medicine to treat Dengue patients, he said that committees had been formed to monitor those who were affected by the disease.
The diseases has spread not only in Tamil Nadu but in neighbouring States of Kerala and also in Sri Lanka and it will be controlled 100 per cent, he said, adding similar review will be held in Erode and Namakkal.
“As part of creating awareness and to check the spread, the Government has taken steps to distribute ‘Nilavembu’ through schools and education department and private hospital doctors have been asked to send those tested positive for Dengue to the Government hospitals,” he said.
“Around 5,000 people have been affected by dengue so far in Tamil Nadu and any person coming with fever is admitted as in-patient for treatment. Transparency is being maintained in treatment procedures and there is no hiding of facts on fever affected cases,” he said.
On NEET, he said that a clear picture would emerge in two days and there is no confusion. Even if counseling begins on August 15, it could be finished in six days. “This year, there are 1000 more additional medical seats,” he said.
Health Secretary Dr. J. Radhakrishnan, who accompanied the Minister, said so far 10 persons have died of Dengue and 15 others due to different types of fever.
Meanwhile, according to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) sources, the toll in the district alone has risen to 21 in the last two months, with the death of a person here yesterday.
A total of 51 persons are undergoing treatment for Dengue and 198 persons for different types of fever.
Stating that a total of 3,284 persons had undergone treatment for different types of fever, including 497 dengue cases during the last month, the sources said that already 495 patients were cured of Dengue and discharged.