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Prevalence of dengue in TN down: Health Minister

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Prevalence of dengue in is decreasing and due to proper treatment by doctors in and private hospitals, almost all dengue-hit patients have been saved, Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar said today.

"The prevalence of dengue in is decreasing. So far, 5,000 persons have been affected with dengue and because of proper treatment by doctors in private sector and in hospitals almost all the dengue affected were saved," he told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

"Now incidence of dengue is decreasing. There are no alarming levels of deaths due to dengue. Only 15 dengue patients have died in Tamil Nadu," the minister said.

He also said special wards had been opened in all hospitals in the state as a precautionary measure, where round-the-clock treatment is provided to all those affected by dengue, viral fever and other illnesses.

Sufficient stock of medicines were available in hospitals, the minister said.

He said adequate quantity of blood was also kept ready in blood banks at hospitals.

The minister asked public not to panic over dengue or viral fever.

He participated in a marathon here organised in connection with the birth centenary celebrations of former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran.

School Education minister K A Sengottiyan, Environment minister K C Karupannan and Health Secretary Radhakrishnan also took part.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 18:42 IST