Mumbai witnesses drastic rise in cases of dengue

September has witnessed a rise in cases of the vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria. In total, 307 cases of malaria and 213 cases of dengue respectively, were recorded in civic-run hospitals. August recorded. The cases of dengue have shot up as they were just 82 cases of dengue in the  month of August

Mumbai witnesses drastic rise in cases of dengueThe city also witnessed 19 cases of leptospirosis this month. The number of deaths due to leptospirosis was one, while dengue also claimed one life. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report on monsoon-related diseases: Diseases September 2017 September 2018 (Till 16 September) Malaria   849 307 Gastro   532 227 Hepatitis   105 […]

BMC issues notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for failing to curb mosquito menace

Cases have been filed against 563 people and the BMC has collected fine of Rs 63 lakhs from Mumbaikars

BMC issues notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for failing to curb mosquito menaceThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for not taking preventive measures to curb the mosquito menace by destroying or looking out for mosquito breeding spots. The BMC has initiated action against Mumbaikars between January-June 2018. Insecticide department of BMC has penalised the citizens for not taking due care to of […]

Dengue: A continuing global threat

Dr Mohammed Sakeel, HOD of Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how to recognise Dengue symptoms, and how to stop the breeding of the mosquitoes in the vicinity

Dengue: A continuing global threatDengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue viruses. Each year, worldwide, an estimated 400 million people are infected with dengue virus; about 100 million get progressively sick, and 2.5% of those patients die. It is the fastest growing mosquito-borne infection in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 40% […]

Nashik: August witnesses steep rise in dengue cases

The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has seen highest number of dengue cases with the total reaching up to 113 patients this month. In all, 226 patients have been detected with dengue since January, this year. Two deaths have been confirmed due to dengue

Nashik: August witnesses steep rise in dengue casesWhile dengue cases are increased attempts are being made to reduce this number. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the carrier of dengue virus and it lays its eggs in pools of stagnant fresh water. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Jairam Kothari, Nashik Municipal Corporation’s Health Department’s Medical Officer, said, “Caution is being taken so […]

Maha witness gastro outbreak in 20 areas, 10 deaths due to swine flu

According to Maharashtra government, 20 places in Maharashtra have reported gastro outbreak and the state government has ordered an investigation of the water samples in the rural areas

Maha witness gastro outbreak in 20 areas, 10 deaths due to swine fluTill now Maharashtra has witnessed 6 deaths due to dengue, and 2,194 case of dengue across the state have been reported. 10 people in the state have lost their lives due to swine flu, and overall 42 have been suffered due to it. Out of 136 people who have been suffering from leptospirosis, and 7 […]

Shocking: Heart attack, depression, suicide killed more CRPF jawans than Naxal attacks

The combined data shows that heart attacks, depression, suicides, malaria, dengue and other such reasons constitute 15 times more over operational duties as the major reasons for the death of CRPF jawans and officers in the last two years

Shocking: Heart attack, depression, suicide killed more CRPF jawans than Naxal attacksHeart attacks, depression and suicides claimed lives of CRPF troops 15 times more than anti-Naxal operations during the last two years, the government informed Parliament. The Minister of State for Home Hansraj G Ahir in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said while a total of 1,294 personnel of the force were killed between […]

Southern India worst hit by dengue: Union health minister

While answering a question on the incidence of dengue-related cases, union health minister, J P Nadda, said, three out of the five worst dengue hit states are in South India namely Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

Southern India worst hit by dengue: Union health ministerHe further informed that in 2017, due to dengue, as many as 325 deaths were reported across the country, out of which 65 and 37 deaths were reported from Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively. In 2018 (till June), of the total 22 deaths, one death from Tamil Nadu and 14 deaths from Kerala are reported […]

Raheja Hospital trains over 300 anganwadi sevikas to tackle monsoon illnesses

The hospital organised training sessions for the sevikas in order to equip them with knowledge about symptoms, treatment and prevention of monsoon-related diseases

Raheja Hospital trains over 300 anganwadi sevikas to tackle monsoon illnessesThe aim of these sessions was to equip anganwadi sevikas in understanding the various types of diseases to ensure effective treatment is sought. The sessions were hosted by Dr Asmita Mahajan, Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician at the hospital, on July 05 and 06. Over the course of two days, the sevikas from G-North Ward were […]

Maha state govt: Dengue awareness month to be observed in July

The onset of monsoon brings relief from scorching temperatures but it also triggers favourable conditions for breeding of mosquitoes. As cases of the vector-borne disease are on the rise, dengue awareness campaigns will be held across the state to inform people about the dangers of dengue and precautions to be taken

Maha state govt: Dengue awareness month to be observed in JulyThe government of Maharashtra will be holding awareness programmes in each district of the state throughout the month. School children will be taught about preventive measures as they can help spread awareness within their families. Asha workers will be given training to help them identify dengue patients. Para-medical staff at civic-run hospitals will be shown […]

Busting myths: Will drinking papaya leaves juice, goat milk help increase blood platelets?

Rasika Parab, HOD-Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund and Dr Rajeshwari Shetty, head of dietetics, SL Raheja Hospital busts various myths about home remedies for dengue patients

Busting myths: Will drinking papaya leaves juice, goat milk help increase blood platelets?Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that causes a severe flu-like ailment. Diseases like dengue can directly impact the platelet count in one’s body, which makes this fever life-threatening. If affected by this virus, the platelet count can drop to as low as 20,000 – which can harm the immune system of the body. No […]
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