Post the deluge in Mumbai, BMC held an emergency review meeting on Monday

It has been nearly a week since August 29 which turned out to be a dreadful day for several people in Mumbai. The city itself came to a standstill due to incessant rains. After this, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) held an emergency meeting on Monday to review the preparations to stop the spread of infectious diseases in the city. The meeting was chaired by the Dr Avinash Supe, dean of KEM Hospital in Parel, Mumbai

Tuesday, August 29, will be a day that will go down in history. Mumbaikars will never forget this fateful day, when aamchi Mumbai was severely flooded. The BMC had recently urged the citizens to take preventive medication in order to avoid diseases like leptospirosis.

There is a risk of an increase in mosquito breeding sites as a result of undrained flood water. In Monday’s meeting, the authorities have reviewed the preparations to abolish mosquito breeding sites in the city. Many houses in high risk areas were also surveyed.

“We reviewed the preparations to stop an epidemic of infectious diseases in the city. We have so far issued 3.5 lakh preventive medication tablets for leptospirosis. Also, 70 lakh homes were surveyed, in the last week. Today’s we also reviewed preparations to abolish mosquito breeding sites”, said Dr Avinash Supe.

After the deluge, the BMC has issued a health advisory to citizens urging them to take preventive measures.

While speaking with My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Supe urged citizens to visit a doctor after indications of slightest symptoms. “In case of dengue and leptospirosis, the diagnosis is important. That is why citizens should visit their doctor even in case of a slight fever. That is the key to an early recovery,” concluded Dr Avinash Supe.