Topsy-turvy weather wreaks havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

Do you wake up to a sunny morning, commute during a hot and humid afternoon and leave work on a rainy evening? If the answer to this question is yes, then you are among the millions of Mumbaikars who are dealing with this bizarre weather pattern

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This has been the routine for the past two days in Mumbai. The sudden change in weather has taken a toll on Mumbaikars health. A lot of Mumbaikars are complaining of viral fever and civic-run hospitals are witnessing a surge in patients suffering from fever-related ailments.

Since the past few days, Mumbaikars are battling with a sudden change in the weather. And, it is the core contributor in the rising cases.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Ramesh Bharmal, Dean of Nair Hospital, said, “We are witnessing a sudden rise in cases of viral fever, vomiting, and headache. There is a sudden change in the weather. And this has contributed to viral fever cases.”

Not only the public hospitals but even private clinics are also flooded with patients

Dr Mandar Kubal, Director, Infectious Disease and Pulmonary Care tweeted saying, “A lot of patients are suffering from a sore throat, pharyngitis, laryngitis, viral fever, dengue, and, pneumonia. Also, respiratory ailments are rising due to the sudden rise in humidity and heat.”

While 319 cases of malaria were recorded from September 01 to 15. 1,539 cases of dengue like illnesses were admitted in various civic-run hospitals in the same time period.

Doctors have advised Mumbaikars to visit the nearest doctor if the fever is persistent for a few days.