: Two lakh people have been given free homoeopathy medicine so far for prevention of dengue fever in the district.

The Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital at Thirumangalam near here has been conducting special camps to distribute homeopathy pills since dengue became severe in June last.

Apart from holding free camps in urban/ rural areas with the permission of Corporation and local bodies, doctors from homoeopathic college have distributed medicines in Sivaganga and Tuticorin districts as well.

“Dengue preventive medicine was given to 2.4 lakh persons in three districts put together through our college. In Madurai district alone, 47 homoeopathy camps were conducted till now for prevention,” A.Gopalakrishnan, Principal in-charge, Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, told The Hindu on Wednesday.

Doctors have been distributing ‘Eupatorium Perfoliatum’ medicine for adults and children in the prescribed dosage. Dr. Gopalalakrishnan said camps were not conducted since December 22 due to festival holidays and the college will resume camps.

“A special camp is planned on January 18 and 19 in TVS Group companies for the benefit of 4,500 employees and their families.”

A homoeopathy dispensary is likely to come up in the Government Rajaji Hospital, sources said.

During the recent visit of the Tamil Nadu Assembly Assurance Committee, the issue was raised by Thirumangalam MLA M. Muthuramalingam, who sought a dispensary in the GRH.

“Already there is a Siddha dispensary and it is quite appropriate to make a request for homoeopathy facility also. It is being considered and the Government is likely to sanction it after a consultation with the dean,” an official said.

Dr. Gopalakrishnan said that since the public are showing interest for homoeopathy treatment, the request may be considered.