Pune: Rise in dengue, chikungunya cases worry civic body

The steep rise in dengue and chikungunya cases has forced the civic body to send notices to the housing societies, and construction sites to clear the mosquito-breeding sites in their vicinity. So far, the PMC have collected around Rs 2.5 lakh as fine

Pune: Rise in dengue, chikungunya cases worry civic bodyIn the last three months, there is a steep rise in dengue and chikungunya cases in Pune. Till date, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has sent notices to as many as 1,648 housing societies, and construction sites, to clear mosquito breeding sites. Around 20 housing societies are fined by the court, and the PMC has […]

World Mosquito Day: Know about different vectors and diseases they spread

World Mosquito Day commemorates Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 discovery of the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission. The event raises awareness about the threat of malaria and other diseases transmitted by the world’s deadliest animal

World Mosquito Day: Know about different vectors and diseases they spreadMosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread diseases to humans causes millions of deaths every year. There are several different mosquitoes that can carry many different diseases. Aedes, Anopheles, Culex mosquitoes act as vectors (living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals […]

Maharashtra forms 162 special teams to treat monsoon-related ailments

Following a survey 162 special teams of health department staff is set up to examine monsoon-related diseases in Maharashtra

Maharashtra forms 162 special teams to treat monsoon-related ailmentsMany deaths have reported due to rain-related incidents across Maharashtra in the last 48 hours. Also, people have been asked to take all precautionary measures to prevent any water-borne and other infectious diseases. A special survey was done recently in Maharashtra where the condition of 14,000 households affected by the flood was examined. Around 1, […]

Tackling common illnesses in monsoon

Dr Upasana Sharma, Head, Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the monsoon-related ailments, its symptoms, and its prevention

Tackling common illnesses in monsoonEnjoying the first showers of the season, eating at roadside stalls, and playing in puddles, is how many of us wish to be associated with the monsoon. However, it is a busy time for doctors, as the season brings with it a multitude of illnesses; Prompt examination and treatment is of utmost importance. It is […]

Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoon

The monsoon season is a double-edged sword - while it provides the necessary relief from the scorching summer, at the same time it brings with it several vector-borne diseases and illness, which can sometimes turn life-threatening

Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoonResearch by medical experts indicates that children are especially prone to such diseases. A WHO study, conducted in 2017, reports that an estimated 219 million cases of malaria were detected in which children in the age group of under five years comprised 61% of malaria deaths globally. The mortality rate is indicative of the seriousness […]

WCNR 2018: Doctors discussed about neurological infections

At day two of the World Congress for Neuro Rehabilitation (WCNR) 2018, one of the most awaited sessions was about neuroinfections in developing countries. It spoke about infections like chikungunya and encephalitis in these countries

WCNR 2018: Doctors discussed about neurological infectionsThe second day of WCNR seems more than just promising. Whether it is the topics chosen or the guests who have come down to Mumbai, it was a marvel to attend. One such dynamic session was about neuroinfections in the developing world. The session was chaired by Dr M Chandrashekhar, Dr R Chakor and Dr […]

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseases

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has designed a ‘Monsoon Related App’, which is free of cost and can be downloaded in any android phone. With the help of this app, people will get the information regarding various life-threatening diseases on one click. The app will be inaugurated on September 19

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseasesMonsoon invites a host of diseases like malaria, dengue, and leptospirosis and so on. Every year, the number of patients suffering with these diseases goes on increasing as there is a lack of awareness amongst people, regarding these diseases. Owing to the rise in the number of patients, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working to […]

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseases

The party workers 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

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseasesPune 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. […]

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne disease

The maximum number of cases of the vector-borne disease was reported from Kerala with 9,104 followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,174 till July 2. As many as 10,952 chikungunya cases have also been reported in the country till July 2. Karnataka has recorded highest number of cases with 4,047

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne diseaseThe Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, held a high level meeting to review the preparedness of the Health Ministry for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (dengue, malaria, chikungunya) in the country today. During the meeting, Nadda asked the states for mounting aggressive IEC campaigns to enhance awareness on […]

Mosquito menace: Breeding spots on the rise in Pune

The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) health department has identified about 89,891 spots in the city where mosquito breeding is likely to take place. PMC for the first time has decided to tap cinema halls and shopping malls to curb mosquito breeding

Mosquito menace: Breeding spots on the rise in PuneAhead of this year’s monsoon, the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) health department has identified about 89,891 spots in the city where mosquito breeding is likely to take place. For the first time, PMC also had arranged a meeting of managers from multiplexes and cinema halls in the city to create awareness about the dangers of […]