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Chicken pox reported among children in Nagapattinam

January 21, 2005 16:30 IST

Sporadic cases of chicken pox have been reported among children accommodated in temporary shelters for tsunami victims in Nagapattinam, Special Commissioner for tsunami victims Shanta Sheela Nair said.

She said prompt medical attention was provided to the children. They have been quarantined, Nair told reporters on Thursday.

Nair dismissed fears of any epidemic and said many medical teams were working in all the camps.

Of the 15,703 children screened, 15,407 were diagnosed with various minor ailments, District Collector J Radhakrishnan said. Medicines have been prescribed for them, he added.

A private trust from Chennai had volunteered to invest up to Rs three crore for improving facilities at the local government district hospital, Radhakrishnan said.

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