Advertisement

This monsoon, BMC all-set to fight Malaria and Dengue

As per Health Department statistics (2017), a total of 6,000 malaria cases were registered in Mumbai throughout the year and out of which 2000 cases of malaria happened by September.

This monsoon, BMC all-set to fight Malaria and Dengue
SHARES

Monsoon will soon arrive in Mumbai and with its arrival, it brings an increased risk of Malaria and Dengue. Every year with the arrival of monsoon, Mumbai sees a sudden spike in the cases of Malaria and Dengue. The monsoon creates a favourable condition for mosquitos to breed and hence, the diseases.

Dengue and Malaria are diseases that spread easily in cities like Mumbai. But this year as a precaution, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) Health Department is also prepared to counter the diseases before the monsoon arrives. 

Also Read: Recruitment Of 867 Posts In BMC Hospital And Maternity Homes Open Till May 14

The Municipal Health Department aims for ‘Malaria-Free’ Mumbai by 2030. Accordingly, the doctors and officials of the Municipal Hospital have begun the precautionary measures,” Santosh Rewankar Joint Executive Health Officer, Health Department, as he spoke to Mumbai Live.

Also Read: Mumbai Is The Fourth Most Polluted City In The World: World Health Organisation

The F South, G South and M wards have seen a lot of constructions in the past year which can be deemed as habitant spots for mosquitos and since the population of the area is high, BMC will lay special focus on these places. Also, Dr Rewankar has urged the residents from the respective wards to take more precaution.

As per Health Department statistics (2017), a total of 6,000 malaria cases were registered in Mumbai throughout the year and out of which two thousand cases of malaria happened by September. To reduce this number, BMC has started preparing for monsoon by training all of its doctors, staff, nurses and employees.

RELATED TOPICS
MumbaiLive would like to send you latest news updates