The civic body recently began organising fever camps from 3 pm to 5 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm, to screen the office-goers who return home after work.
Addressing reporters, Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan said the fever camps will be extended from 3 pm to 5 pm in marketplaces and, further, till 8 pm in some localities to screen more people
Data revealed by the civic body shows that a total of 28,71,934 people have attended the 56,480 camps held in the city till October 6
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While the fever camps gained enormous traction in the initial stages up to July, the number of people attending them slumped subsequently in August
Another staff attached to Tondiarpet zone said she had arranged a fever camp in three streets which had elderly people with symptoms.
From about 30,000 people attending the camps during the third week of July, only 13,822 have attended as of August 16
Meghalaya is the third state in the country to see the outbreak of ASF. The two other affected states are Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
A new mother is among the deceased, while for the first time since June 16, Chennai records less than 1,000 cases.
Speaking to The New Indian Express, Corporation Commissioner G Prakash said that the fever camps were indeed a game changer as lakhs of people have attended so far