The Hindu today reported that ‘A Press Information Bureau update received on Friday (figures up to November 15) stated there were a total of 9249 cases and 60 deaths’ from Dengue.

What are the Indian government doing about this Dengue epidemic, they are arguing about whether or not the statistics from various counting centres and methods of surveillance are correct or not!

There are many ways that dengue fever can be tackled, not least of which is doubling up the efforts on the ground in the fogging of mosquito hotspot areas, distribution of insect nets, installation of fly screens in public buildings such as clinics and hospitals.

The Government need to set up as special task force to tackle the Dengue fever epidemic in Tamil Nadu and across India, coordinating regional resources in a more effective way, otherwise this Dengue epidemic is likely to spread further and create more victims.