Swine Flu deaths have given jitters to the people in Maharashtra. Mumbai Metro also witnessed more Swine Flu deaths in recent times. The latest death of a Kurla resident press the panic button and it is the second victim. It is time to take all precautionary measures and see that the disease did not spread in epidemic form in the state. As we do not have good hospitals equipped with beds and medicines, the victims are running from pillar to post. There are now several suspected cases reported from the city and it is high time BMC work round the clock and attend the cases properly and on a war footing basis. Swine Flu is a common mosquito-borne viral infection that causes severe illness and proves lethal if not properly attended and lead to hemorrhagic fever and prove dangerous. It is dangerous and if the people show the symptoms and tests positive, then adequate care must be taken. The symptoms are very clear and BMC should act immediately. It is time to vaccinate more people during the summer months to avoid spreading of the disease and provide hygienic civic amenities to withstand the threat of swine flu. Mumbaikars must clear all garbage debris before the onset of monsoon rains.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)