Due to the massive construction going on in the area of JJ Hospital, there has been an empire of mosquitoes. This directly affected the health of the students and resident doctors working in that hospital, sources informed that 14 resident doctors contracted malaria and dengue. Lokmat has a list of names of these 14 people. But JJ’s administration is keeping extreme secrecy about it.
Superspecialty building, 300 resident hostel and other minor construction in JJ hospital premises are going on for several days. There are 6 hostels for post graduate and graduate students in this area. In that R. M. Bhat Boys Hostel, Apna Boys Hostel, Old Boys Hostel, Girls Hostel accommodate (Graduate) MBBS students, while 300 Resident Hostel and BMS Quarter Hostel accommodate Post Graduate students. Generally 900 to 1000 students live in this place at a time.
According to the sources, a few days ago, the drainage line in the hospital area had burst. Also, due to the construction of buildings, the presence of mosquitoes has increased in this place. Due to this, malaria and dengue cases may also increase. Information of seniors that two are infected
MBBS intern Mayur Bavankar, first year MBBS student Ninad Kamble were admitted to ward seven and were diagnosed with dengue by senior doctors of the hospital.
Whwn contacted JJ Hospital Dr. Pallavi Saple said, ‘There are cases of fever in one or two students in the area. However, such a large number of students have not entered for treatment.
As the rainy days continue, patients of epidemic diseases are seen all over Mumbai. A few days ago, the health department of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation had announced the statistics of epidemic diseases for the month of August and September. It was observed that there was some increase in the number of dengue and malaria patients in the month of September as compared to the month of August.
” In the past month, one or two resident doctors from various departments had to be hospitalized due to dengue, malaria and lepto disease.”said – Dr. Shubham Sohni, President, Resident Doctors Association, JJ Hospital