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PHCs put on alertTIRUCHI: In the wake of outbreak of chikungunya, the Health Department has advised Primary Health Centres in Tiruchi district to keep a tab on incidences of fever in streets and villages.

But for a couple of cases diagnosed for the disease at Karugudi in Thathaiyengarpettai two months ago, there have been no complaints ever since, said the Deputy Director, Public Health, K. Mathivanan. The administration has taken measures then through fogging and destroying the stagnant pools of water where the `aedis mosquitos', which spread the disease, breed.

There was, however, no cause for concern since chikungunya, identified with symptoms of fever and joint aches, would subside after four or five days, said Dr. Mathivanan.

Office-bearersFollowing are elected office-bearers of the Tiruchi District Football Association for 2006-08.

President R. Palaniappan, vice-president T. Pichaiappa, V. Ramalu, A.C. Peter, Kalarani, honorary secretary K. Ramasame, honorary assistant secretary V. Shanhul Hameed and Pichaimuthu and honorary treasurer S.V. Santhanam.

Executive committee members: M. Kasi, L.C. John, M. Sridharan, S. Selvaraj, B. Madhan Kumar, K. Kanagaraj, Abdul Vadooth and Senthil Kumar.

Takes chargeS.P.Rajalingam took charge as Postmaster General, Central Region TN, Tiruchi, on Wednesday. He was till recently the Director of Postal Services, South Karnataka Region, Bangalore. A native of Perambalur district, he has served in the department in various capacities and also in the Army Postal Services for more than six years.

Staff Reporter.