Dengue is back in Tamilnadu

Chennai: It is true that there is an increase in dengue cases. The cases usually increase during the north-east and south-west monsoons, Health Minister M Subramanian has said.

He said Tamilnadu has recorded 2,733 cases of dengue since the start of the year. There is a three-fold rise in the number of tests performed for diagnosis, from 26,000 in 2020 to 76,000, he added.

‘Last year, we had 2,410 cases,’ he told reporters at Madras Medical College. Meanwhile, former Chief Minister and AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam demanded that the State government intensify measures to prevent the spread of dengue in Tamilnadu.

In a statement, Panneerselvam urged Chief Minister M K Stalin to accelerate the preventive measures and advise the officials concerned to create awareness among people.

 

NT Bureau