Mumbai, Nov 16: Seven suspected measles deaths and 164 cases of the viral infection have been reported in Mumbai since its outbreak in September, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Wednesday.
With 184 new cases having fever and rash on the body, the number of suspected measles cases in the city rose to 1,263, and 647 of these cases include children in the age group of 1 to 4 years, it said in a release. Supreme Court Says Leniency in Dealing With Juveniles Making Them Emboldened to Indulge in Heinous Crimes.
The number of patients admitted in hospitals due to measles infection rose to 80 with 12 new patients admitted on Wednesday, it said. On Monday, a one-year-old boy died of measles. The toddler from Null Bazar area, was undergoing treatment at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation-run Kasturba Hospital in Chinchpokli since last week, a civic official had said on Tuesday.
The civic body said in its bulletin that though the city witnessed seven suspected deaths due to measles infection, the exact reason behind their death will be confirmed only after the death review committee gives its report.
The latest outbreak of measles is spread across eight civic wards in the city and the highest number of cases are from M-East ward, which includes Govandi and surrounding areas, it said. UP Shocker: Police Officer Caught on Camera Misbehaving, Using Derogatory Language With Dalit Complainant in Sitapur, Department Takes Action As Video Goes Viral.
As per the release, the civic body has set up isolation wards for the patients with mild and severe symptoms of measles in various hospitals. The highest 83 beds are made available in Kasturba hospital at Chinchpokli in central Mumbai, apart from five ventilators.
The Union Health Ministry had last week said it has deputed a high-level multi-disciplinary team to Mumbai to take stock of the upsurge of measles cases in the city. The team will assist the state health authorities in instituting public health measures and facilitate operationalisation of requisite control and containment measures, it had said.
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