Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr V S Vijay said the State government has allocated Rs two crore for the dengue mosquitoes eradication programme.
Speaking to reporters in Madurai after reviewing measures taken to check the spread of dengue epidemic with officials of the Health Department and local bodies of six southern districts, he said equipment and pesticide have been supplied for elimination of dengue mosquitoes throughout the state.
With panic over dengue spreading to the city from the southern districts, Chennai corporation as part of its preventive measures has planned to distribute pamphlets in schools and create awareness on the causes of dengue and methods of prevention.
It has also announced a toll free helpline to keep the public informed about prevention of dengue, malaria and chikungunya.
Corporation health officials who kickstarted the fogging exercises in the city last week said was important for people to maintain proper hygiene and keep their surroundings clean to prevent the spread of dengue.