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TN Health Minister launches Dengue fever awareness drive

TN Health Minister launches Dengue fever awareness drive

Chennai, Oct 3 (UNI) With more cases of dengue being admitted in government hospitals in several parts of the state, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar today inaugurated a three-day dengue fever awareness campaign and launched a programme under which Nilavembu Kudineer (a herbal concoction) and powder would be distributed to 50,000 people in the city daily.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said doctors and PG medical students from government hospitals have been deployed to spread awareness about dengue and they would be distributing Nilavembu Kudineer at areas with high population density and dengue susceptibility like Marina, Periyamedu, Mambalam and Choolaimedu.
A total of 30 autos and three jeeps have been arranged for the doctors with a target to reach 50,000 people everyday for the next three days.
He said Nilavembu Kudineer is available at all 1,491 Ayurveda and Siddha Hospitals.
It would also be made available at all government hospitals and clinics, and will be provided to NGOs, he said.
So far, more than 10,000 patients have been admitted to hospitals across Chennai for dengue this year.
The Minister said that the figures in Chennai were high because referral cases from Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai districts come here for treatment.
Across Tamilnadu, dengue cases were on the decline.
In Salem, out of 20 blocks, 16 have reported declining trend, Dr Vijayabaskar said, adding, the government was working to achieve zero mortality rate in dengue.
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Dengue

Dengue epidemic should be declared as 'Health disaster" in TN : DMK

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Panacea

Panacea Biotec receives Manufacturing Authorisation for 22 medicinal products

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UN

UN launches plan to stop transmission of bovine TB to humans

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World

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Int'l

Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

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Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

New York, Aug 21 (UNI) Today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout.

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

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Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

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