Mumbai's Biggest Killer Is Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, it seems, is the biggest killer in Mumbai, with 7,075 people succumbing to the disease last year. TB was followed by hypertension, leading to 4,525 deaths in 2013-14. These are some of the findings of Praja Foundation, an advocacy group based in Mumbai, which looked at records from government hospitals/dispensaries through a Right To Information (RTI) request filed with the health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Diarrhoea sent 118,143 people to the hospitals last year in Mumbai followed by TB with 43,664 cases. We had earlier reported that though Mumbai has one of India's best health infrastructures, it is greatly short of medical staff and infrastructure We now present you data on the incidence of and death from disease in Mumbai.
This article is a part of our series “Mumbai Special: The Revival Agenda”. You can read the whole series here.
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