Still some cases come from hamlets around Melur

The number of dengue cases had started showing slight fall in Melur Municipality area, while there were still cases coming in from small hamlets around Melur, officials said on Wednesday.

So far, the dengue had claimed lives of 35 people, which included children and women from Melur and peripheries in the past one month.

The intensified drive such as fogging, destroying unused containers in which water was being stored and effective diagnosis and swift treatments at the PHCs and government hospitals among others had started fetching results now. “The fever cases in Melur Municipality had gone down a little,” said District Collector Anshul Mishra who conducted a review meeting with the health officials.

Apart from Melur, some fresh fever cases were being reported in Madurai East block and a few pockets in Madurai Corporation limits. The officials are on an alert and have been taking pro-active steps to contain the spread.

The Government Hospitals have been instructed to keep their team of doctors and para-medical staffs available round-the-clock until further orders. The equipment for diagnosis, Elisa Test, had been kept available for swift analysis of the samples, doctors at the Government Rajaji Hospital said.

Meanwhile, the campaign to take pledge on anti-dengue at all the government schools commenced from Wednesday. Corporation officials said that they had exclusively deployed a bunch of conservancy workers to clean the GRH campus since the last one week. The timely removal of garbage from the hospital premises is being monitored closely, they noted.

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