Chennai: Following the loss of life of a 12-year-old boy on account of Nipah virus an infection in Kerala, the Tamil Nadu authorities has stepped up fever surveillance on the inter-state borders on Sunday.
Tamil Nadu Well being Minister Ma Subramanian advised news company IANS that they’d knowledgeable the senior well being officers of 9 districts sharing their border with Kerala to step up the fever surveillance shortly after the details about Nipah virus an infection loss of life was acquired.
Quoting the minister, a report in IANS mentioned that the state well being division has shared details about Nipah virus to well being officers throughout the state and has directed them to conduct fever clinics and camps on the borders. The well being division has additionally intensified the steps to test the temperature of all these coming into into the state from Kerala by street, the minister mentioned, based on the report.
The well being division can be following the identical protocols that they’d adopted when Nipah instances had been reported in Kerala earlier.
In accordance with the report, the minister mentioned that they’d arrange thermal scanning amenities on the Chennai worldwide airport and had additionally established an RT-PCR testing facility that may present Covid-19 outcomes inside 13 minutes. Each the thermal scanning and RT-PCR testing amenities had been stepped up following the reviews concerning the new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa.
In the meantime, Tamil Nadu well being secretary J Radhakrishnan has despatched a message to all of the district collectors and well being officers directing them to be vigilant to forestall the unfold of each Nipah and Zika virus within the state.