Special arrangements in government hospitals to curb the spread of infectious diseases

This year, the number of people diagnosed with infectious diseases has reduced but the municipal corporation is leaving no stone unturned to curb the spread of these diseases.


Rains in Mumbai bring along diseases with it and people specifically fall victim to infectious diseases. A few days ago, three people died due to one such disease- Leptospirosis. 

Leptospirosis is caused by direct contact with animal urine. So, after looking at the gravity of the diseases in the city, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has readied itself to counter the diseases and avoid an outbreak.  

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Information Executive Officer, Padmaja Keskar said that all the government hospitals have been provided with more than 2,500 beds for the purpose of separating patients with infectious diseases to avoid the spreading of the disease. Also, special Out Patient Departments (OPDs) have been started at KEM Hospital, Rajawadi Hospital, Bhabha Hospital and several other hospitals.

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Last year, 550 cases of malaria were reported by June whereas this year, 380 people have been diagnosed with the disease.

Dr. Keskar said that various health service providers have been posted at clinics to provide people with basic treatment. More than 3,700 health workers from 75 centres have been ready to serve people diagnosed with the infectious diseases. She added that the number of patients suffering from infectious diseases has been reduced as compared to last year.  

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