After a suspected case of dengue was reported from R Kumarapalayam near Rasipuram in the district, the entire village has been brought under the surveillance of the health department.
Officials are taking all precautionary measures in the hamlet to prevent the spread of the fever in the area.
According to sources, S Sneha, the victim, was admitted with fever on June 7 to a primary health centre (PHC) at Pillanallur. The next day she was taken to a private hospital in Salem . As her father, Senthilkumar, employed at a weaving unit, could not afford to bear the medical expenses, he took her to the Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital in Salem on June 11. However, a health department official said that it was too early to confirm the girl’s case as dengue-affected.
“When the non-specific 1 test (NS1)was conducted, symptoms of dengue were found in the girl. However, it could be confirmed only after the results of the IgM test is received”, said N Chandra Mohan, Deputy Director of Health Services.
He added that immediately after getting a report on the possible attack of dengue, health department personnel brought the village under surveillance