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TN Govt initiates measures to control Chikungunya: Minister

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Aug 8: The Tamil Nadu Health Minister K K S S R Ramachandran today said that preventive measures were taken by the State Government to control the outbreak of Chikungunya fever in the State.

In a press release here he said a joint delegation of Health Ministers from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra had urged the Union Health Minister, Anbumani Ramadoss about the problems faced by them due to the epidemic of Chikangunya fever during the last nine months.

In Tamil Nadu, so far, 48,544 persons were affected. The worst affected districts were Vellore, Namakkal, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruneveli and Dindigul.

The media was briefed about the preventive measures undertaken by the State Government.

A joint meeting was organised by the Minister for Rural Development and Local Administration, M K Stalin to develop a joint plan to contain the epidemic of Chikungunya in both urban and rural areas.

A joint Memorandum was submitted to Dr Anbumani to sanction funds to control the epidemic of Chikungunya, the release added.


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