During a press conference at the airport on Tuesday, Health Minister M Subramanian announced that on October 1, a total of 1,000 special medical camps will be organized throughout the state to proactively combat dengue and seasonal fever.
Speaking to the press, Minister Subramanian expressed concern over the rising number of fever cases in various districts, including Tirunelveli, Sengalpattu, Cuddalore, and Kancheepuram, following the onset of the rainy season in the state.
"We have instructed medical teams to provide immediate treatment to those with fever. We have also planned to conduct 1,000 special medical camps across the state on October 1 in order to prevent dengue and seasonal fever. Apart from this, the medical teams have been creating awareness of fever across the state, in which 476 mobile medical teams are involved in the programme. Further, 805 RBSK mobile medical teams have been asked to conduct awareness camps and provide immediate treatment to students in schools across the state," he said, as reported by New Indian Express
Additionally, he emphasized that school administrators have been instructed to promptly inform nearby Primary Health Centres of any instances of fever among students. ""Schools have been asked to keep their campuses clean and get rid of stagnant water that may become a breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes. Earlier, on September 16, a special meeting was held, which was presided over by the chief secretary to the government, for preventing dengue and seasonal diseases in the state," the minister added.