of major dengue outbreaks, in Tirunelveli, Madurai, and Kanyakumari
districts in Tamil Nadu. Some of the severely affected areas are
Kadayanallur, Thenkasi, and Amba Samudram in Tirunelveli. Many
dengue cases were reported in parts of Tirunelveli in the past
two months. A total of 2,566 persons in the State were afflicted
with dengue fever and 36 succumbed to the disease in the month
of June, according to the Health Department.
, Health Minister on review Meeting held at Madurai
Minister, Dr.V.S.Vijay hold a meeting with Health Department officials,
including Principal Secretary, Girija Vaidyanathan, Director of
Public Health Porkai Pandian, Chennai Mayor Saidai S. Duraisamy
and Director of Medical Education C. Vamsadhara. The government
has allotted Rs.2.5 crores under the instruction of Chief Minister
and surveys have been conducted in areas where deaths due to dengue
Minister Dr.Vijay took a sustained efforts to control the outbreak
of Dengue fever, he lead a Dengue Awareness Rally at Kadasyanallur,
Thriunelveli District. The Minister held a review meeting with
senior health officials from Madurai, Theni, Sivagangai, Dindigul,
Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram districts.
Health Minister had discussion with Dr.A.Gopalakrishnan, Principal,
visited Government Homoeopathy Medical College Hospital at Madurai.
He had discussion with Dr.Gopalakrishnan, Principal and superintendent
of the college and asked him on the efficacy of Homoeopathy in
prevention. A team of doctors headed by Dr.Gopalakrishnan, Prof.K.Senthil
Kumaran, Dr.V.Madavan and Dr.Selvaraj explained with the available
data on the purview of earlier reports on Dengue and other preventions
in Chickungunya, Japanese Encephalitis in other states. They suggested
Eupatorium perfoliatum can be successfully used for prevention
of Dengue fever. Minister advised the Health officials to utilize
Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital launched a campaign
to prevent dengue through homoeopathy, under the directive of
Health Minister and invitation from the Dean Dr.Edwin Joe.
2002, when there was a major outbreak in Kanyakumari district,
we distributed this medicine and fever cases came down. Several
papers were published in foreign journals about the preventive/curative
potential of homoeopathic pills for dengue control,” Prof.
Gopalakrishnan, principal in charge said.
the first preventive camp, The dean Dr. Edwin Joe and Resident
Medical Officer A.Pragadeswaran were of the view that homoeopathy
drug for dengue prevention was being promoted with the State government
encouraging alternative systems of medicine .“We have adequate
stock of drugs. It is a low-cost medicine with no side-effects.
This pill can be taken even if a person is taking allopathy treatment
for some other complaint,” he said and sought the permission
of the Corporation and municipalities to organise public awareness
Dr.Edwin Joe, Dean receives preventive Medicine from
Distribution of Medicines at Rajaji Government Hospital
A team of physicians
from homoeopathic college included Dr. K. Senthil Kumaran, Professor
of Medicine, and Dr. N. Karthikeyan, Prof, Physiology. Dr.K.selvaraj,
Assistant Medical Officer, Dr.Ragulgee Asst superintendent and
Internees, Dr.Lakshmipriya, Dr.Thozhamaikkani, Dr.A.Gayathri,
Dr.T.Gayathri, Dr.Mirunalini, Dr.Rajapriya, Dr.Saravanan, Dr.Kalaivanan,
Dr.Fabitha Dr.Yasmin, Dr.Senthil Kumar, Pharmacy trainees Subhashini,
Sridevi distributed the medicines to 1050 doctors, hospital staff,
and nursing students.
The popularisation drive of homoeopathy
pills for prevention of dengue fever continued in Madurai as the
Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital at Tirumangalam
near here conducted two free camps in the city. A special team
led by Dr.A.Gopalakrishnan, Principal in-charge of the college,
had distributed free homoeopathy medicines at an awareness camp
organised inside the Goripalayam Dargah where 4,920 persons were
given the preventive pills and 1050 persons at nursing head quarters
were distributed with the preventive medicine.
Dengue free Medical camp at Goripalayam
A team of Doctors, interns and students
The second camp was coordinated by Prof.Dr.K.Senthil
Kumaran, Prof.Dr.Karthikeyan, Prof. Dr.Jayam and Dr.Selvaraj,
AMO. The Internees include Dr.Lakshmipriya, Dr.Parkavi, Dr.Nida-Un-Nasr,
Dr.Saravanan, Dr.Kalaivanan, Dr.T.Gayathri, Dr.A.Gayathri, Dr.Mirunalini,
Dr.Senthil Kumar, Dr.Ponnammal Dr.Tholamaikani Dr.Renuga, Rajapriya,
Dr.Vaishnavi, Dr.R.Rajalakshmi, Dr.S.Rajalakshmi, Dr.Sankareswari,
Dr.K.Kalaiarasi, and Dr.Hemachithra.
Special care at GHMC
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The final year students Arun, Balakasirajan,
Elavarasan, Ginu, Adhil, Kalaiselvi, Jayarani, Shubashini, and
Arunprathap also participated in the special camp.