Malaria, Dengue and Swine Flu have claimed 160 lives in various parts of the country in the first four months of this year and out that 63 deaths have been reported from the state of Maharashtra and it reveals the poor standard of life undertaken by the people here. In Maharashtra, the dreaded disease called Swine Flu continues to take lives in Nashik with 15 deaths reported from the city and the district in the last quarter. Despite the state and district, authorities have swung into action as Swine Flu thrives in the heat and cause scare in the minds of the people. Bad garbage management is the root cause for all the problems and we should be in a position to better waste management measures to save people from the dreaded disease.
C. K. Subramaniam
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