Kerala to strengthen fever clinics, mosquito prevention ahead of monsoon

A man sprays anti-mosquito chemicals | PTI file photo

Thiruvananthapuram: The health department will strengthen fever clinics in hospitals and health centres, minister Veena George said. Doxy corners will be set up for easy distribution of doxycycline tablets to prevent leptospirosis. She was speaking after reviewing the progress of pre-monsoon preparations to check the infectious diseases.

She said that due to rains, people must stay cautious about dengue and leptospirosis. People who come into contact with dirty water must take the doxycycline tablet. ‘Dry day’ must be observed by destroying the sources of mosquitoes once a week.

The district medical officers will conduct field visits to identify sources of mosquito breeding and oversee the cleaning activities.

The minister added that the Covid-19 preventive measures will be strengthened. As many as 321 cases were reported on Sunday. The toll was 428 on Saturday.

Over the rising complaints over unhygienic environment in restaurants in the state, Veena George said that the food safety department website will soon have an option to submit complaints along with photos.

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