: The popularisation drive of homoeopathy pills for prevention of dengue fever continued in Madurai as the Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital at Tirumangalam near here conducted two free camps in the city on Wednesday.
A special team led by A.Gopalakrishnan, Principal in-charge of the college, had distributed free homoeopathy medicines at an awareness camp organised inside the Goripalayam dargah where 4,502 persons were given the preventive pills.
“The dargah committee had approached us to hold a special camp and distribute the homeopathy medicine for dengue fever prevention. People in Goripalayam area have benefited because of dargah’s initiative and we are ready to conduct more camps if there are requests,” he said.
Since the southern districts were caught in the grip of dengue fever, the Government Homeopathic College at Tirumangalam had come forward to distribute a medicine ‘Eupatorium Perfoliatum’ which, it claimed, has the power to prevent dengue.
“It is a very effective medicine and we are distributing it free of cost. It has to be taken for three consecutive days,” Dr.Gopalakrishnan said.
The first awareness camp about this homoeopathic medicine was conducted in the Government Rajaji Hospital here on June 14 in which nearly 1,100 students received it. Along with Goripalayam area, the team also focused on GRH on Wednesday to distribute the homoeopathic pills in nursing quarters inside the hospital. A.Edwin Joe, Dean, GRH, personally monitored the medicine distribution to hostel students and staff.