The Tiruchi Corporation carried out a house-to-house surveillance in a few residential colonies in and around Mela Chinthamani area in the city following reports of incidence of fever in the locality.
A team of doctors from the Corporation Health Wing conducted the survey in about 350 houses following reports that several persons have been afflicted by fever in the area. The team has reported that there was no cause for alarm or outbreak of any disease.
Corporation Commissioner V.P.Thandapani told The Hindu that the surveillance had revealed a few cases of fever. However, some people had taken native medicine suspecting jaundice. Meanwhile, 23 cases were screened for possible leptospirosis but the blood tests have turned negative, he added. In an attempt to rule out any water contamination, drinking water supply to households in Subramaniaswamy Temple Street, Mathulankollai Agraharam and Kosamettu Street, in the area as a preventive measure on Saturday, said Mr.Thandapani. Drinking water supply was provided through tanker lorries’ in the areas. “We want to ensure that there was no contamination in any of the household and this is the conventional method to do it,” he said.
The corporation has also announced that in case of any suspicious ailment, residents can avail free blood tests and treatment at the health sub centre at Kosa Mettu Street. Any information with regard to suspicious cases can be reported to the Medical Officer (in-charge) of the sub-centre by dialling 9442059852 or the City Health Officer 9487531198, a release said.
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