Most of the patients have visited OPD’s in KEM, Nair, and Sion Hospital. There are other patients who have come in with complaints of headaches, a cold, stomach infection, body pain etc.
The sudden change in weather conditions can be blamed for the sudden rise in cases of viral fever and other ailments. Vector-borne illnesses like dengue, malaria are also on the upswing. People need to take precaution after wading through floodwater as this could cause leptospirosis.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Ramesh Bharmal, director of major civic-run hospitals, said, “In the last few days, the city has seen a lot of heavy rain. This has caused changes in the weather. Many patients have come to the hospital with viral fever. Patients are also being diagnosed with dengue and malaria.”
He added, “We don’t have any current statistics on monsoon-related diseases at the major civic-run hospitals. People are also complaining of cold, cough, headaches, back pain and weakness. The civic hospitals are providing them with the best of facilities.”
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has advised Mumbaikars to immediately consult a doctor if they aren’t feeling well.
BMC’s executive health officer, Padmaja Keskar, stated, “People who have waded through stagnant water or floodwater are at a high risk of having leptospirosis. People should take certain health measures such as drinking boiled water, avoiding street food, Remove wet clothes as soon as you enter the home. Visit a doctor as soon as possible if you are unwell.”