In Chennai, 199 medical camps have been held besides 17 mobile camps with 36,040 persons having been screened so far, a top Tamil Nadu Government Health official told reporters.

Several additional medical camps have been set up in low-lying areas where people are stranded in their houses or in relief camps. Measures have been taken to ensure prevention of outbreak of infections and diseases and over 55,000 people have been screened in medical camps in badly hit Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram Districts, the state government said here today.

"All steps have been taken to prevent the possibility of outbreak of diseases and infections," the official said. TV footage showed paramedics and doctors attending to the ailing people and providing them medicines in the inundated areas of Chennai and around.

At Kancheepuram, over 11,000 persons have been screened through 106 medical camps and 9,372 persons benefited in 89 camps held in Tiruvallur District. Also, 402 mobile medical units are on the job in the state, the official said.

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