Chennai: The expert and monitoring committees formed by the state government to effectively prevent and control the spread of dengue and swine flu in Tamil Nadu, is camping in the districts across the state and are on the task of containing the spread of the diseases. They will interact with the district collector and other officials and civic authorities, as well, and coordinate in source reduction, health minister Dr C. Vijayabaskar has said.
The committees which have fanned to nook and corners of the state would also monitor the management of cases besides create awareness among members of the public. “Among the medical professionals, the expert and monitoring committees would ensure the protocol is followed in treating the infected. The private hospitals too would be sensitised on following the protocol through series of meetings,” the minister said on Friday.
Speaking to reporters he said these panels would stay in the districts till Sunday. “They are on the field. They will also create awareness on hand cleaning,” Dr Vijayabaskar said. Reiterating that the health department has adequate stock of medicines for swine flu and dengue, he said the government has drafted a dedicated team of doctors and staff to manage the cases. “Additionally, the government has passed orders on Thursday directing the district health officials to appoint additional nurses, if required, in the management of cases,” he said.
As far as dengue is concerned, it is more of ‘fluid’ management, he said and added “we have stocks to last till three months.”...