PUDUKKOTTAI: The students of Government Medical College Pudukkottai and the Food Safety department of Pudukkottai, jointly organised a dengue source eradication and dengue awareness camp at Pudukkottai on Friday.
The district collector Mrs. P Uma Maheswari, who inaugurated the camp appreciated medical students' efforts and said that serious action would be initiated against the owners of places with several larval sources.
In his address the Dr AL. MeenakshiSundaram dean, Government Medical College informed that the work by students for a social cause is to be appreciated and a door-to-door survey of individual houses would be conducted in the future.
A total of 147 students divided themselves into seven groups under the leadership of seven medical officers and began combing the town concentrating mainly on eateries and hotels.
They inspected 267 shops and had identified 411 larval sources, which were eliminated. The students were fascinated about this fieldwork and they informed that the most common larval sources were from the broken pieces of coconut shell, glass bottles, and used tyres.