Centre promises to make Tamil Nadu 'dengue free'

ANI | Updated: Oct 15, 2017 18:30 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], October 15 (ANI): Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Sunday met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy wherein he discussed about the ongoing dengue situation in the state.

Choubey said the dengue patients are getting good treatment in Madras Medical College and that the government is working hard towards making the state dengue free.

"I have just come after visiting the dengue patients, and can confidently say that they are getting a good treatment here, the Minister said while addressing the media.

"The machine that they are using for platelets, gives the results in about forty seconds while there are about 830 more machines taking care of other issues and hence I am very confident that the doctors are taking good care for the dengue patients here," asserted Choubey.

The Minister also said that the government has sent a team to search and work upon dengue cases.

A five-member team of the Centre was sent to review the outbreak of dengue cases in Tamil Nadu, on Friday.

Earlier on Thursday, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, along with other All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders like Munusamy, Manoj Pandian and Maitreyan, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wherein the recent outbreak of dengue in the state was discussed.

"The Prime Minister has assured to depute a medical team to look after the dengue fever outbreak in the state," Panneerselvam had said, adding that the state government has assigned adequate doctors and medical staff to contain the outbreak.

Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan had earlier said that 35 persons died due to dengue in the state.(ANI)