In the country’s financial capital Mumbai measles The havoc of is increasing at a fast pace. So far 12 deaths have occurred due to this deadly disease of children and 252 patients have fallen prey to it. After the death of an 8-month-old child living in Govandi, the death toll has reached 12. 3 out of 12 patients Mumbai are from outside. On Thursday, 19 new cases were reported throughout the day. It has spread to many parts including the M-East area of Mumbai.
The areas of Mumbai where measles infection is spreading more rapidly include Byculla, Worli, Wadala, Dharavi, Bandra East, Andheri East, Malad North, Govandi, Chembur, Kurla, Bhandup. Talking about suspected patients, 161 patients were found in Mumbai throughout the day. In this way, the number of suspected patients has reached 3 thousand 695 so far.
330 beds ready to deal with measles, but vaccination is the most effective
More than 300 beds have been kept ready by Mumbai Municipal Corporation to deal with measles. A total of 330 beds are available in hospitals like Kasturba, Govandi Shivaji Nagar Maternity Center, Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital, Rajawadi, Shatabdi, Seven Hills, Kurla Bhabha, Kranti Jyoti Savitribai Phule Hospital Borivali. Out of these 97 beds have been filled and 233 beds are vacant.
21 patients on oxygen, 5 in ICU, 2 on ventilator – fast growing havoc
According to the information given by the health department of BMC, currently 21 patients are on oxygen, 5 patients are in ICU and 2 patients are on ventilator. Apart from Mumbai it has spread to other districts and cities of Maharashtra like Thane, Bhiwandi, Nashik, Malegaon, Amravati.
If the children want to be saved, then they must get the measles vaccine.
To deal with this, the health department of BMC has appealed to the people to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible in view of the rapid spread of measles. Health experts have told vaccination as the most effective way to stop it. According to experts, measles is increasing rapidly because many people still lack awareness about its vaccine.
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