With dengue reported from across the district, the administration started taking precautionary measures to check further spread, even as 15 patients are undergoing treatment in the government hospital for the disease. District collector T N Hariharan visited Pollachi in the district, where a mother and two-day old baby became victim to dengue a couple of days ago. Hariharan directed the officials of various departments, including Health, and Revenue, to see to it that surroundings are cleaned to prevent breeding of mosquitoes and also create awareness among the villagers, official sources said. The officials were asked to distribute Papaya leave juice and Nilavembu to the students of schools and balawadi to prevent the attack. Besides to confirm that protected water was supplied. Pollachi Sub-Collector, Gayathri Krishnan, was along with Hariharan during the inspection. Dengue deaths were also reported in nearby Erode and Salem. Meanwhile, 15 persons were undergoing treatment for dengue in the government hospital here and 74 for normal fever, they said.
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