Medical teams to Combat Dengue

Published: 18th July 2015 05:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2015 05:25 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE:  In the aftermath of a four-year-old boy succumbing to dengue on Tuesday, two medical camps are being organised in 11th ward of the city corporation.

Five teams consisting of twenty members were formed on Thursday to check all households in the 11th ward. The visiting team will educate people about the measures needed to be taken to prevent the disease.

On Friday, Nilavembu water was distributed to all residents in the area.

City Health Officer Vasanth Diwakar said, “Women self-help groups are in action to pour repellant in all households in a bid to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.”

Claiming that the deceased Sabari contracted the disease while on a trip to Andhra Pradesh, he said, “Bharathi Street residents have no signs of disease. Jegadesan along with his family had gone on a tour to neighbouring state and Sabari might have contracted the disease during the trip.”

The deceased Dhanvanth Sabari, son of Jegadesan, was a resident of Bharathi Street in Kalinjur. He was studying in a kinder garden in a private school in the locality. Jegadesan and his wife are daily wage labourers.

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