Tamil Nadu

Nilavembu Kudineer to be given till end of monsoon


The government’s initiative to distribute Nilavembu Kudineer State-wide through various arms of the government hospitals, such as Siddha, Ayurvedic, Unani, Homeopathy Yoga and Naturopathy, has been launched in Vellore district. Effective in building immunity against dengue, Nilavembu Kudineer will be distributed to the public till the end of this monsoon or till January next year, said District Siddha Medical Officer (in charge), Vellore, P. Gnanamani. She said that Nilavembu Kudineer would be supplied through 63 centres in the district.

The regular distribution of Nilavembu Kudineer accounted for 4,11,504 beneficiaries till October 9, and between October 10 and 16, these centres would have distributed the concoction to another 61,000 beneficiaries. The number of beneficiaries had crossed 6 lakh as on Wednesday, she said.

The Nilavembu Kudineer is being distributed through block-level medical officers, civil surgeons, across the district to prevent spread of dengue. Schools, places of public congregation like bus stands and railway stations are identified for the distribution. The Vellore district consists of 20 blocks with 743 village panchayats, 16 town panchayats, 11 municipalities, apart from Vellore City Municipal Corporation. The city is one of the main medical hub with several hospitals including Sri Narayani Hospital, Christian Medical College Hospital, Government Medical College Hospital and Government Pentland Hospital receiving thousands of patients for treatment from across the country.

Adults have been advised to take 30 ml to 50 ml of the concoction while children of one to 12 years could be given 10 ml a day for five consecutive days. Nilavembu Kudineer is being distributed by various welfare organisations at public places.

The Gudiyatham Municipality distributed Nilavembu Kudineer to 500 students and teachers of Government Higher Secondary School in Nellurpet on Wednesday.

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