Pune has been witnessing a rise in a number of people suffering from infectious diseases. On Thursday, August 03, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) protested against the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) health department, over their inaction to control the menace of infectious diseases in the city. This agitation was held in front of PMC’s administrative building.
The party workers in the city have put forward their demands to the Municipal Commissioner of Pune and have highlighted the loop holes in the implementation program to the control infectious diseases.
The party has also demanded that all pregnant women in the city should be vaccinated against swine flu, as they are more vulnerable to swine flu. Their demands include issues such as making medicines for infectious diseases available in government hospitals, creating more awareness on infectious diseases and keeping public places clean in order to curb the widespread of the disease.
A party worker named Chetan Tupe said that, “No efforts have been taken to eradicate the infectious diseases and towards vaccination and cleanliness. Poor drainage systems also lead to spread of diseases.”
He further added, “Dengue and chikungunya is rampant in Pune. But there are many vacant doctor posts in public hospitals. Hence, the government should take some concrete measures to tackle this issue.