PUDUCHERRY: In the backdrop of the onset of the North East monsoon leading to water stagnation, which in turn could result in contraction of dengue, the department of Health and Family Welfare (HFW), on Tuesday, claimed that it is taking adequate preventive and curative measures to control the disease.
Dr K V Raman, HFW director, in a release, said apart from different methods of campaign to create awareness among the public, fever surveillance too is being carried out in every Primary Health centres (PHCs). He added that ‘Nilavembu Kudineer’ - a concoction - which is said to prevent Dengue, is being made available in all PHCs and Community Health Centres, by the Indian System of Medicine Department. A control room for Dengue will be set up this month, he further added.
Dr Raman appealed to the public to cooperate and keep surroundings clean so as to prevent mosquito breeding.
Accumulation of water in the backyard of houses, coconut shells and plastic cups provides ample scope for the breeding of Ades mosquitoes that transmit the vector-borne disease.