Chennai: The state health department on Wednesday conducted an interactive programme in Kanchipuram to sensitise people and create awareness of viral fevers and dengue.
The programme, led by health minister C. Vijayabaskar saw several nursing students take part in quiz competitions to learn more about dengue, swine flu and other fevers.
An important part of the event was a meeting with the cinema theatres' association members, wedding hall owners' associations and other such associations. Health minister C. Vijayabaskar explained the need for keeping surroundings clean, especially in crowded places.
Vijayabaskar also told the people of Kanchipuram to be prepared to take complete treatment at hospitals and not be in a hurry to go home. " Just an injection will not cure such fevers. Five to seven days of treatment is required," he said. Fevers tend to be more infectious when they reduce.
The health minister also said that the vacancies for doctors and nurses at the Chromepet Government hospital have been filled. An accident care and trauma centre has also been set up and will be fully functional, he said....