Union Health Minister visits chikungunya-hit areas in Kerala

by Medindia Content Team on  October 7, 2006 at 4:07 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Union Health Minister visits chikungunya-hit areas in Kerala
For an immediate evaluation of the situation, the Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss started his visit of the chikungunya- affected areas in Kerala's Alapuzha district on Friday.

The highest number of deaths in the past 3 weeks has been reported from Cherthala Taluk. Ramadoss visited the hospitals in this area. Experts from WHO and national institutes are in the region for the past 3 days. The minister will observe their opinion and have a discussion on the situation with the state health authorities.

Chikungunya has taken 81 lives in the state. However, the Union Health Minister had stated that chikungunya had caused no deaths in the country while Kerala was fighting the disease. The Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan strongly opposed his declaration. He was surprised at Ramadoss' statement and said that he didn't know on what basis Ramadoss made such a declaration. He also wanted Prime Minister to control his ministers from making such declarations.

A huge sanitation drive, particularly in the Alappuzha district that has canal and pools that provide breeding area for the mosquitoes, has been decided by the all-party meet on Wednesday.

Source: Medindia

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We find Ramdoss to be immature and wanting as a health minister on many occasions. It is sometimes graceful to accept the facts and reassure the public rather than deny and be defensive - this is what Ramdoss has been doing always. What the Chief Minister of Kerla has said is absolutely right.
sunny1 Monday, October 9, 2006
it's nice & good...!!!! well done & good job..!!!
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