Alarming rise in dengue, TB cases in Mumbai: NGO The continuing increase in cases of major diseases such as these indicates that various authorities in Mumbai have much to worry about.


Praja Foundation, an NGO and a watchdog of civic affairs, has said dengue cases have seen a massive rise of 265 per cent in Mumbai in the last five years.

Dengue cases have spiralled from 4,867 in 2012-13 to 17,771 in 2016-17, the NGO said.

Issuing a white paper on health, the NGO said, “As per the RTI data, dengue cases in government hospitals, dispensaries have increased from 4,867 in 2012-13 to 17,771 in 2016-17.”

“Besides, tuberculosis (TB) cases have also seen a rise from 36,417 in 2012-13 to 50,001 in 2016-17.”

Milind Mhaske, project director of Praja Foundation, said, “Nearly 18 people are estimated to have died each day from TB in 2016-17.”

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