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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:35 PM
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Malaria runs riot in mumbai

This monsoon has shown an astonishing spurt in malaria cases........to the extent that all other infectious diseases have been overwhelmed , and all GPs are reporting that upto 75 percent of all cases they get are malaria.

Of course ,this had happened upto a certain extent even in the last couple of years ,but to the extensive construction activity that is now going on due to the fast expanding economy ,that has led to a construction boom.

The construction activity leads to excavations in the ground ,where puddles of water form in the monsoon due to rains , and improper drainage...........ideal ground for breeding of mosquitoes.

This year , however ,the number of malaria cases has exceeded last years number by a huge margin .........and the entire focus of the city is on contolling malaria.

Both the benign form ,plasmodium vivax ,and the malignant form ,plasmodium falciparum are being seen.

Many cases are resistant to the first line drug ,chloroquine ,and many cannot tolerate it as it cause considerable vomiting...........hence second line drugs like quinine , and artemether-lumefanthrine have to be used.

Africa and central america are already resistant to quinine ,but luckily in India , the number of cases resistant to quinine are very few.

Artemether -lumefanthrine of course ,is the last line medicine against malaria..........hence two drugs ,artemether and lumefanthrine have been combined together to prevent resistance from developing............if any malarial parasites are not killed by the chief drug artemether ,then they are killed by lumefanthrine...........but inspite of being the last resort ,it is increasingly being used.

It is also quite costly as the course of tablets is available for 150 rupees + as compared to chloroquine ,which is available for 15-20 rupees.

If resistance starts developing even to this combination ,other than quinine ,nothing will be left to treat this disease........and remember ,quinine has already started becoming ineffective in other parts of the world.........so the day may not be far off when we have real crisis on our hands.

The doctors are of course raking in the moolah .........and pharma company owners are also laughing all the way to the bank
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:42 PM
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Re: Malaria runs riot in mumbai

Who is in charge in the Municipal Corporation? Which party I mean?
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:54 PM
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Re: Malaria runs riot in mumbai

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Who is in charge in the Municipal Corporation? Which party I mean?
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Re: Malaria runs riot in mumbai

Surat being a smaller town was easy to cleanup. How they are going to clean up Mumbai of mosquito infestations? Impossible task.

Thank god ... not dengue.
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The doctors are of course raking in the moolah .........and pharma company owners are also laughing all the way to the bank
doctors have become heartless these days....so much commercial attitude ..its terrible some times.

we go to a pediatrician in our locality whenever my kids get sick.He takes very less fee(40 Rs.) ..for consultancy and that too only after the disease is cured. ...rare kind of doctor right ? Even if i have crores of rupees...i would like to consult only this doctor and not some doctor from hi-fi five star hospital who are only interested in "billing"



since the monsoon has begun ...i have seen too many mosquitoes than normal. infact never seen so many mosquitoes ..in past
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Who is in charge in the Municipal Corporation? Which party I mean?
Forget muncipal corporation,your congress govt of Maharashtra has taken money and made them builders who dont even know the size of a brick.

SRA,redevelopment,metro rail,skywalk etc are all given to individuals who dont even have any basic civil building knowledge.

Pura Mumbai ki waatt laga diya congressiyo ne

Ashok Chavan is not at fault at all,he has to pay more to Sonia then Deshmukh to retain his CM seat,so he has to do some unwanted development to get the bribe to bribe sonia
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HA HA HA HA........

And look what their Supremo says..................What a fukkin dumbass. I mean, this is a limit of stupidity.






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Mumbai: While the state government has expressed concerns over the growing number of malaria patients in the city, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray has put the onus for the epidemic on migrant labourers.

“The migrant labourers are bringing malaria with them to Mumbai. There is need to have a check on these migrants. The influx of migrants continues, but the BMC is blamed for the spread of the malaria. First, stop the influx, and then blame the BMC,” Thackeray said.

He was speaking at a meeting of the party’s zonal officers at Shiv Sena Bhavan on Thursday. Thackeray asked the officials to open healthcare centres at each of its 227 units across the city to control the epidemic.

The dean of KEM Hospital in Parel, Dr Sanjay Oak, presented a slide show at the meeting explaining the causes of malaria and the precautions that need to be taken. He appealed the Sena officials to show the spots where mosquitoes are breeding on a large scale so that the medical team can take an action.

“About 20,000 malaria patients were found in an inspection under the Mumbai health mission. The new construction sites are the main breeding centres of mosquitoes,” he informed the sainiks.

Thackeray warned city builders that if they failed to curb the mosquito breeding at construction sites, they will have to face the heat.
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HA HA HA HA........

And look what their Supremo says..................What a fukkin dumbass. I mean, this is a limit of stupidity.
What else you expect from a party short on brains and long on muscle?
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