The meals you child’s schools serve is set to get healthier with BMC officials in talks with private schools in Mumbai urging them to modify their menu and include more healthy food items. ‘We plan to start awareness
Communicable diseases like tuberculosis a very troublesome for densely populated cities like Mumbai where there’s ample scope for pathogen to spread from person to person. After Mayor Sunil Prabhu directed the BMC health
Twin deaths in Malwani last week and 125% rise in dengue cases in Mumbai this year has prompted the BMC on Tuesday to increase awareness on the dangers of dengue, its symptoms and how it could be prevented, by educating the
The civic authorities in Mumbai have initiated vector control activities such as fogging in Malwani following the deaths in the Jafari family and subsequent public outrage. Soon after Tariq's death, 7-8 fever cases were found
Mumbai has witnessed five deaths and at least 1,000 cases of dengue since January this year. Even though two persons from Mhada colony in Malwani succumbed to the deadly disease in the last week alone, the Brihanmumbai Municipal
The BMC is all set to double the number of diabetes clinics it operates in the coming weeks. Currently it operates 28 of them and also plans to maintain a registry of all diabetic patients. ‘Given the response to the
Last year the BMC was lauded for its efforts to keep down malaria caused, however another mosquito-borne disease has been giving the civic body officials sleepless nights. To curb the dengue menace, officials are working 24x7 to
Want to eat that roadside pani puri, but scared that it might be unhygienic ? The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has a solution. It has decided to impart hygiene and sanitary lessons to street vendors. According to
Under fire from various quarters after legendary film-maker Yash Chopra died from dengue, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will approach all private studios for entry to fumigate the premises against mosquitoes, a
Mumbai’s health system was lauded by representatives of the American Centre for Disease Control and USAIDS. Six months ago the city was under the scanner for a tuberculosis epidemic. The TB programme review team, showed
The Swine Flu H1N1 virus has reared its ugly head again and struck twice in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, claiming two lives. A nurse in Nerul, Navi Mumbai and a 19-year old Chembur boy were the victims.
Suman Kamble (44) was
An NGO, Praja Foundation’s survey among 15,0000 households in Mumbai established that over 3.9 lakh people in 2011-12 were affected by malaria or about 148 in every 1000 people. The official figures however put the number at
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s standing committee gave its go-ahead to the controversial Rs 16.5 crore deal to buy two MRI machines despite evidence that the machines could have been purchased at a much lower rate.
After a lull, the swine flu menace has reared its ugly head in Mumbai. BMC official reported two positive swine flu cases on Monday. One of the patients is a 34-year-old man from Mankhurd. He is being treated at the civic run