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Dengue claims 31 lives in Mumbai in three years

Anil galgali

Dengue disease has claimed the lives of 31 people during last 3 years. 2707 cases of Dengue have been detected in Mumbai from year 2013 to 2015, Health Department of BMC informed RTI Activist Anil Galgali.

Galgali had asked for a ward-wise data of communicable disease in Mumbai. Dengue claimed 11 lives in the year 2013, 12 in 2014 and 8 in the year 2015. The figures of the present year 2016 were not revealed in the RTI reply. Three year data of Dengue shows the disease is fairly evenly spread in city and suburbs. During the tear 2013, P-South Ward & M-East Ward were worst affected with two Dengue deaths each. Seven deaths in other wards B Ward, G-North Ward, G-South Ward, K-East Ward, L Ward, N Ward and T wards registered a death each during that year.

In the year 2014, A Ward and K-East wards registered 2 Dengue deaths each while D Ward, E Ward, F-South Ward, G-South Ward, H-East  Ward, M-East Ward and T Ward also had one death each. In 2015 the overall Dengue death figure came down, but M-East Ward and R-South Ward still witnessed two deaths each that year. D Ward,F-North Ward, G-South Ward and K-East Ward also saw one death each during 2015. Dengue affected patients’ data shows that E ward and G-South Ward have been the most affected areas, with 359 and 319 detected cases of disease each during these three years.

Galgali has suggested that instead of time-bound anti-Dengue programmes, year long drive for complete eradication of the disease needs to be undertaken.

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