BMC braces up for monsoons; To add 2700 surplus beds in hospitals

The civic body health officials have asked people to take an antibiotic if waded in flooded water for more than half hour

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Considering the far-reaching effects of monsoon-related diseases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking all the precautions against diseases such as leptospirosis, dengue, and malaria. Also, most of the city is covered with slums, which are mostly unhygienic and deprived of basic facilities, attracting diseases. In such cases, many patients don't get admission in hospitals owing to the lack of beds.

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The result of which, this year, the civic body has added 2700 surplus beds in government-run and BMC-run hospitals to accommodate more patients. Along with this, every patient will be provided with a special medical kit, informed Dr Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer, BMC.

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Keskar has advised Mumbaikars to take special precautions against leptospirosis, a water-borne disease.

If a leptospirosis affected rat or cat’s feces mixes up in water and the same gets in contact with any man’s cracked feet, there are high chances that the latter will contract leptospirosis. So, if you happen to wade through flooded water for more than half an hour, visit the hospital and take antibiotics as soon as possible,” added Keskar.

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