In the midst of the prevailing mood of scare in Tamil Nadu over the spread of H1N1 influenza disease, Tamil Nadu School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi has been hospitalized in Chennai after being infected with H1N1 influenza. The minister has been getting treated at a private hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai and his cabinet colleagues and senior leaders have wished him a swift recovery.
On Wednesday- September 28, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi has been admitted to a hospital with H1N1 influenza. On the front of how he is doing, Subramanian said that Poyyamozhi is doing fine and stable. By citing that there is nothing to panic, Subramanian asserted that the school education minister will be discharged in two days.
According to reports, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi had complained of health discomforts on Monday after attending the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister MK Stalin. He was moved to a hospital and it was rumoured that he got infected with Dengue. However, the health minister denied such rumours on Tuesday and he has now shared that Poyyamozhi is hospitalized with H1N1 influenza.
The health minister said that the cases of H1N1 influenza are decreasing in Tamil Nadu and the daily cases, which were close to 100 a few days ago, came down to 56 on Tuesday. Addressing the reporters in Chennai, Ma Subramanian said, "A total of 421 people were infected with H1N1 influenza in Tamil Nadu till now. Based on the directions of the Chief Minister, we conducted fever camps at 1,000 locations on September 21 and informed the public that the camps would continue to function in areas with more than three cases."
"We have conducted fever camps at 6,471 locations in the last seven days. Apart from this, as many as 15,900 mobile units to test the school students are also actively involved in the state. A total of 15.66 lakh people have been tested for fever through these camps and mobile units in the past one week", he added. He further said that Tamil Nadu has reported 344 Dengue cases till Tuesday.