|Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine:||
for Communicable Diseases :
control of communicable diseases is one of the major programmes
under the Primary Health Care services, especially for the disease
occurring in ep
idemic forms. The
following are the details of cases and deaths due to the ADD/Cholera
in Tamil Nadu.
The control of communicable diseases is one of the major programmes under the Primary Health Care services, especially for the disease occurring in ep
The following are the details of cases and deaths due to the ADD/Cholera in Tamil Nadu.
NATIONAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMME FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN TAMILNADU
The objective of the programme is capacity building at District, Regional and State levels for disease surveillance and appropriate response to early warning signals of outbreaks of communicable diseases. The programme will be implemented by the state health authorities through the existing health infrastructure and surveillance system strengthened through training of the medical and paramedical personnel, upgradation of laboratories, communication and data processing systems.
National Surveillance Programme For Communicable Diseases has been launched in two Revenue districts, Dharmapuri and Madurai during 1998-1999 in Tamil Nadu as per the guidelines of Government of India.
The above two districts have been selected by the Govt. of India based on the incidence of Dengue in Dharmapuri District and Leptospirosis in Madurai District.
As per the instructions of the NICD, Govt. of India, the following districts have been proposed under this programme for the years 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. The total No. of Revenue districts under this programme will be five in Tamil Nadu.
1. 1998-99 1)
Dharmapuri, 2) Madurai (already implemented)
Industrial Hygiene and Health
The Water Analysis Laboratories established at Chennai and Coimbatore collect and examine water samples from various protected water sources to control pollution and contamination of drinking water. These laboratories also assist the Tamil Nadu pollution control board in examining the samples of Industrial wastes and conduct field surveys to ensure the prevention and control of environmental and industrial pollution.
Air pollution surveys are also carried out around the industries to asses air quality. Efforts are also taken for abatement of nuisance and classifying the industrial and residential areas.