Torrential rains lashed Mumbai on August 29. Mumbai recorded 300 mm rainfall. There was waterlogging at several areas and thousands of Mumbaikar’ waded through flood water. Though, within 24 hours, Mumbai was back on track. But post-flood, there is fear of an epidemic of disease. For which, BMC has undertaken a huge campaign. And by keeping the same thing in mind, Shiv Sena has also organised a health campaign on Sunday. Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting and informed the Shiv Sainiks regarding the same.
Uddhav Thackeray also payed tribute to Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, an eminent gastroenterologist attached to Bomaby hospital, who lost his life by slipping into a manhole. Uddhav Thackeray said, “We need doctors for implementing the health campaign. And I am deeply saddened by the death of a noted doctor like him.”
Uddhav added, “Regarding Dr Amaarapurkar’s case, High Court has instructed BMC and BMC will take a necessary action.”
Dr Amarapurkar slipped into a manhole in Elphinstone area and lost his life, after which the doctors blamed BMC of negligence.
While addressing Shiv Sainiks , Dr Deepak Sawant, Maharashtra Health minister said, “Dr Deepak Amarapurkar treated Shiv Sena supremo, while he was ill. Balasaheb and Dr Amarapukar shared a good relationship.”
To rule out an epidemic of infectious diseases in the city, BMC is conducting a survey. The survey is has been done to avoid the mosquito breeding and spreading of waterborne diseases through contaminated water.
On Sunday, Shiv Sena has organized 250 health camps in Mumbai in which, Mumbaikar’s health check-up will be done.