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Third wave of corona threatens Mumbai slums, health experts warn

Although the second wave of corona in Mumbai has been brought under control to some extent, health experts have warned that the third wave is the biggest threat to slums.

MUMBAI: The second wave of corona in Mumbai has been brought under control to some extent, but health experts have warned that the third wave is the biggest threat to slums. Therefore, under the concept of ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ in the concept of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the corporation has once again decided to conduct door-to-door survey, check-up, medication and public awareness.

The third wave will not tell the date. That is what the Chief Minister has said. But from now on, the third wave can be prevented. He made such an appeal. An important meeting of the senior officers of the municipality was held after the advice of the health experts.

Planning has been started at four levels against the backdrop of the threat to slums. It will have infrastructure, manpower, medicines and necessary medical and all kinds of equipment deployed.

In the second wave, my family, my responsibilities as per the records of the campaign, the seniors will also be examined. Although the slums survived the second wave, corona infection is likely to increase in the slums in the third wave. Also, against the backdrop of the possibility of the third wave of Covid, the corporation will provide special training to pediatricians in 24 wards.

  • Last year, the first wave of ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign was launched. In this, health workers went from house to house in Mumbai to check oxygen level, check fever, test, information of sympathizers, information of seniors, necessary measures, quarantined those with symptoms. The same will be done against the backdrop of the third wave.
  • Sanitation of public toilets, places, halls in the slums, disinfection against the backdrop of rainy season diseases, destruction of mosquito breeding grounds will be done.

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