Chennaiites given precautions to face deadly disease

The zonal health team also creates awareness among people by providing health education and teaching residents the dos and don’ts. “Stickers are pasted over compound walls for even the passerby to get to know what s/he must do,” said Sheela. Continue Reading

Health Officer in Chennai lists measures to tackle dengue

Our Zonal officials are on the move instructing residents to avoid dumping of discarded materials like tyres, buckets and trash containers where fresh water will be saved during rains. Pamphlet and open demonstrations are arranged at important locations to create awareness about preventing dengue. Continue Reading

Corpn educates Chennaiites on ways to control dengue

The tray behind the bottom part of a fridge which collects water breed mosquitoes. They do not lay their eggs in just one place. Mosquitoes breed at different places. We also instruct residents to not just replace the water that has been stored in a tank but also to wash the water storage unit themselves by using bleaching powder Continue Reading

50 workers do door-to-door campaign against dengue in Chennai

Around 50 workers are taking up door-to-door campaign, requesting residents to keep their surroundings clean giving no room for mosquitoes’ breeding. We have charted out a weekly schedule for our workers to pay individual attention to each house and street Continue Reading

Preventive measures to be taken by Chennaiites for dengue

To cure the fever naturally, nilavembu kashayam, papaya leaf juice and malaivembu ilai saaru are being distributed in all public health centres and government hospitals. The Arignar Anna Hospital of Indian Medicine in Arumbakkam is one of the major centres manufacturing and distributing nilavembu chooranam Continue Reading

Double impact: Dengue, swine flu attack Chennai, TN

Meanwhile, State Health Secretary Dr Radhakrishnan today asked people not to be panic and the government is taking all measures to control the spread of fever. “Enough medicines are in stock,” he added. Continue Reading

TN Health dept brings dengue awareness ahead of rains

Dengue is spread through the bite of the female mosquito (Aedes aegypti). The mosquito becomes infected when it takes the blood of a person infected with the virus. After about one week, the mosquito can then transmit the virus while biting a healthy person. Continue Reading