Gastro patients on the rise in the city

According to the health department report, in Mumbai, there are 16 dengue patients including lepto, 49 hepatitis patients and two patients suffering from cholera


During the monsoons, stagnant water is commonly found in various areas that lead to various diseases. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report, gastro patients are on the rise in the city.

According to the report, 1010 people have been diagnosed with gastro and fortunately, there was no casualty. However, out of 752 people, who were diagnosed with malaria, two of them have lost their life. 

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As per this year’s statistics, from January 1, 2018, to July 15, 2018, 519 people have been diagnosed with gastro. Likewise, 192 people have been diagnosed with malaria.

Meanwhile, the BMC’s health department stated that so far four people have lost their lives due to leptospirosis.

In order to prevent the diseases from spreading, the BMC officials have been providing 37543 Doxycycline capsules to 17,106 residents in slum areas. 

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