Consumers told that the exercise might get suspended
The hitherto smooth distribution of ‘nilavembu kudineer’ on the Collectorate premises, which started in December last following spurt in the incidence of dengue, may end abruptly as the Government Siddha Medical College here is running short of the raw materials required for preparing the concoction that does wonders for dengue and chikunguya patients.
As the influx of dengue cases swelled in November and December, students of Government Siddha Medical College started distributing ‘nilavembu kudineer’ to the public through the special camps organised in various parts of Palayamkottai and Tirunelveli.
At the weekly grievance day meet in the Collectorate on Mondays attracts a huge crowd, the concoction distribution commenced in front of the District Development Council Hall also.
After registering the consumers’ names, the budding siddha doctors, who prepare the concoction at Government Siddha Medical College, started distributing the health drink.
As this gesture enjoyed tremendous response, Collector C. Samayamoorthy instructed the Government Siddha Medical College administration to organise special camps in addition to the distribution on Mondays.
“On an average, 400 persons consume ‘nilavembu kudineer’ at the Collectorate,” said the house surgeons distributing the concoction.
But on Thursday, the consumers were informed that the ongoing exercise might be stopped as the existing stock of raw material was exhausted.
“Only fresh stock can revive the distribution,” Government Siddha Medical College sources said, adding that they had already forwarded the indent specially prepared for this purpose to the headquarters.