The State government has posted 140 temporary health inspectors in the district to carry out dengue control measures. Tirunelveli Deputy Director of Health Services S Uma told Express that the number of dengue affected cases was fast declining after several measures were initiated in the district.
There has been no dengue death in the district so far in this month. Meanwhile, to strengthen the drive against the killer fever, the government has posted 140 temporary Health Inspectors to carry out preventive measures in the district.
These temporary inspectors would be paid Rs 200 per da. Of them, 70 would be on duty in Tirunelveli division and another 70 would be deployed in Sankarankovil division. They were qualified Health Inspectors, who were awaiting government jobs.
Uma noted that only 10 persons tested positive for dengue on Thursday in the district and added 66 dengue cases were being given necessary treatment at the Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital. Of them, 12 cases were from Thoothukudi district.
“Condition of all the patients are are stable”, she added. Health Minister V S Vijay recently held several review meetings on dengue control measures in several southern districts. Several measures like fogging and distribution of medicines to people in affected areas were also carried out by health officials.