The government was making all efforts in preventing the spread of communicable diseases across the State, said Health Minister K C Veeramani.
K C Veeramani was replying to a call attention motion raised in the Assembly on Tuesday. He asserted that owing to the proactive measures taken by the government, there was an noticeable decline in the impact of dengue.
Substantiating his claims, the Minister said that around 800 people were treated for dengue per day in October and November last year, whereas the numbers had come down to around 150 per day this year.
Urging the people not to panic, the Minister said that the Chennai Corporation had employed as many as 920 workers to eliminate mosquitoes and check the spread of communicable diseasesin North Chennai.
He added that the number of people affected by malaria had come down to 1,573 in October this year as against 1,885 in the same period last year. He also said that the number of dengue cases had come down to 11 from 110 last year.