The monsoon season has taken its step back, but then too, the city is still facing the menace of the mosquito-borne diseases like Malaria and Dengue. Additionally, in September, the first case of H1N1 has been reported in Mumbai.
Though Mumbai reported its first positive case of H1N1 of September, the threat of Swine-flu is looming over Maharashtra. As many as 90 people have lost their lives to the H1N1 virus in the state since January. As many as 27 people died in Nashik, followed by 25 in Pune city and district.
Nashik, Pune, and the twin city of Pimpri-Chinchwad have witnessed the maximum number of deaths this year.
According to the health officials, the month of August and September witnessed a higher number of deaths compared to the earlier months.
Maharashtra Health Minister, Deepak Sawant, has appealed the private medical practitioners to administer oseltamivir (Tamiflu) tablet to the patient of the fever is not reducing within the first 24 hours.
As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stats:
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During September, the count of suspected dengue cases had reached to 4365.