MPCC Secretary Dr Haji Zakir Shaikh Writes To PMC Over Rising Cases Of Malaria And Dengue In Pune

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Vivek Patil
Pune, 17th October 2021: Social worker Dr Haji Zakir Shaikh (40), secretary of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), has written a letter to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Health Incharge Ashish Bharti regarding the rising cases of malaria and dengue in Pune.

Dr Shaikh has urged the municipal authorities to take concrete action immediately in Pune city as malaria and dengue cases are climbing up significantly in the past few months.

“The number of corona patients is declining in Pune city, but the opposite can be said about malaria and dengue. The number of patients suffering from this disease is a matter of concern. There is a need for municipal officials in each ward, and the officers must investigate this.

Also do not rely on societies, as many housing societies already rely on a corporation to take all the measures in their localities. Municipal officers must be required to inspect every society and locality. Due to such a rise in cases, the poor and under-privileged suffer the most, as the cost of private hospitals is not affordable to them. As a result, if a poor patient gets dengue or malaria, the entire bill of the private hospital should be paid by the municipal corporation”, the letter reads.

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