Distributing preventive homeopathy medicine free of cost to check the uncontrolled, spread of dengue fever in the district, Collector Pravin Kumar expressed.
On Monday, Launching a ‘Mukhyamantri Arogya Kendram’, under the auspices of Ayush, at China Waltair he distributed the medicine to appealed and beneficiaries people to make use of the scheme.
Not for pregnant women
The government has introduced a number of measures to control the spread of viral fevers spreading due to the change in climate.
To check the growth of mosquitoes many programmes introduced in the rural and urban areas, apart from in the limits of GVMC (Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation) limits, he expressed.
The drug should be taken for three days with the dosage of three for children, five pills for an adult and three for children between one and five years of age, the homeopathy medicine is being distributed throughout the district and it can be taken by anyone except for pregnant women and children below one year of age. Mr. Pravin Kumar noted.
The drug will be available at all the 72 wards in the GVMC, 24 Rythu Bazaars, bus stations, colleges, Primary Health Centres (PHCs), bus stations, railway stations, he expressed.
Deputy Director of State Medical and Health Department Aruna Kumari, Municipal Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan, District Medical and Health Officer S. Tirupati Rao, Ayush Joint Director Shekar, and GVMC Chief Medical Officer Hemanth Kumar were present.
Collecter advised the patients to approach government hospitals if they suspect any symptom of dengue.
“The facilities for confirmation tests for dengue, malaria, and chikungunya are available only at King George Hospital (KGH). To declare a patient as dengue positive Private doctors are not authorized unless it is confirmed by the Virology Lab at KGH. Show-cause notices were issued to some hospitals,” he said, adding that there was no cause for alarm.