Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fever: media urged not to create panic among public

ALAPPUZHA: District Medical Officer K.M. Sirabudin has said that the fear generated by media reports on the fever situation in the State could create more fever cases, since fear was known to be one of the possible causes of fever.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Mr. Sirabudin said it appeared that the media was celebrating fever cases with certain sections of the media even twisting facts.

He cited a report in a couple of vernacular newspapers, which termed the death of one Raghavan Pillai, 81, of Chunakara here, on Wednesday as one caused by fever. However, the family of the deceased and the doctors who visited his home had confirmed that he had died due to age-related ailments

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