- RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought information about the details of patients afflicted by Dengue in the past 3 years.
- The BMC’s Public health department provided Galgali with information pertaining to years 2016, 2017 and up to 11th November 2018 a period spanning 35 months.
- It also provided the information about the confirmed dengue cases and those who died due the dengue.
The details of confirmed dengue cases in year 2016 were 1,180, in 2017 was 1134 and from January 01, 2018 to November 11, 2018 were 945. Out of which the casualties in 2016 was 7, in 2017 was 17 and in 2018 up to November 11, 2018 was 14.
The cases of suspected dengue reported for the period of 2016 was 13,213, 2017 was 12,913 and 2018 up to 11th November was 13,138.
In the past 35 months, a total of 37 Mumbaikars became ill due to dengue, taking the average up to 1 death each month.
In a statement issued Anil Galgali has said that, ‘A sustained awareness campaign which should have been conducted by the public health department of the BMC is not being done leading to citizens being unaware of complete information related to causes of the disease.’