H1N1: TN minister allays fears over surge in cases, no holiday for schools

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said on Monday that there is no cause for concern about the increase in H1N1 swine flu (swine flu) cases and added that there is no need to declare a holiday for schools as parents have already been advised not to send them. From wards to school if they have any symptoms such as a cold or fever.

Subramanian’s response comes after opposition parties, including Patali Makal Kachi, urged the government to declare a holiday for schoolchildren in the wake of a spike in fever cases.

Speaking to reporters in Chennai, Subramanian said the state is well prepared to tackle the viral infection. According to the minister, Tamil Nadu recorded 368 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu on Monday, of which 42 are under five years old, 65 people are in the 5-14 age group, 192 are between 15 and 65 years old, and 69 are in Age group. over 65 years old.

“Fever cases that are usually 1 percent will rise slightly during monsoon times. Of the 368 cases of H1N1 influenza, 264 are being treated in private hospitals, 89 are being treated at home and only 15 are in government facilities. Patients have recovered in Three days.Even my grandson and granddaughter had fever and body aches for three days and recovered and started going to school.Health Minister Ma Subramanian said, “There is no need to fear.”

Citing the Puducherry government’s decision to declare leave for school students until class 8 due to viral fever until September 25, PMK founder Dr. S Ramados said that children’s health is more important than education and therefore the government should take this seriously and institute medical measures. Chain-breaking camps.