High instances of diseases in Andheri (East) and Kurla (West) of Mumbai
The data acquired by non-governmental organization Praja Foundation through the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that Andheri (East) and Kurla (West) are the most disease prone wards of Mumbai.
The information gathered from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) health department, BMC dispensaries and state government hospitals show that 6,641 cases of diarrhea, 1,069 cases of tuberculosis and 831 cases of malaria have been reported in Andheri (East) in 2012-13. It also shows that Kurla (West) recorded over 11,000 cases of diarrohea in 2012-13.
The reply also showed that the other wards with high disease prevalence are Byculla, Dahisar and Chembur. It also showed that malaria cases have witness a decrease from one in every 158 person suffering from malaria in 2010-11 to one in every 567 in 2012-13.
However, the BMC claimed that the figures reported by the NGO were much higher than the actual numbers. It said that as per the NGO, there were 36,417 cases of TB with 6,921 deaths in 2012-13 but true figures are 30,828 cases and 1,389 deaths.