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Corporation effort yield results, Dengue cases dip

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EVEN as over excess rainfall has been recorded in the district and also in adjacent places in the past week, the number of dengue positive cases reported and being treated in GH here have come down by 60 per cent as on Saturday Health officials attribute the remarkable improvement de-spite the weather conditions being favour of a plausible increase in fever cases to the increased awareness activities among the vulnerable populace in rural and as well as urban localities to treat the water properly before consumption. As the City Corporation recently sensitised the
head masters across the Corporation schools to create awareness among children to reach enmasse while the rural localities were targeted by the health department officials to store pota-ble water in hygienic containers. According to the GH sources, as on Friday, it is said that as many as 88 fever cases are being treated at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH), of which, around 12 patients hailing from Tiruchy, Pudukkottai, and Perambalur districts were identified dengue positive that includes two chil-dren.

Though the previous week's dengue positive numbers stood at 30 while the total number of fever cases number-ing 149 during the corresponding period, health officials said that continuous intake of Nilavembu Kudineer has helped the patients to recover quickly. "Be-sides curing all the inpatients
admitted with symptoms of fever and dengue fever, we have also successfully limited the total number of fever cases from soaring further despite the presence of substantial monsoons over a week. Proper awareness was created in urban, semi-urban, and rural areas by health and civic body officials which played a crucial role in containing the fever cases," an official source in MGMGH said. Besides, Tiruchy Corporation aimed at eradicating breeding zones of dengue causing mos-quitoes deputed a team of 500 temporary Domestic Breeding Checkers (DBC) for a week ending August 2, and each of the temporary DBC was said to
have covered 80 houses on daily basis to wipe out the potential breeding sources of mosquitoes. "We have penalised more than !20,000 from construction sites and other residential com-plexes that had potential breed-ing zones for the proliferation of dengue causing mosquitoes, and fogging has been carried out across all the 65 wards," a sanitary officer with Tiruchy corporation added. Even as the number of fever cases has been declining by 50-60 per cent, sources said that the district administration and urban civic body has been continuing to provide Nilavembu Kudineer at free of cost.
Source: epaper. . new indianexpress . com//c/21138550 

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