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Measles outbreak: One more child dies in Mumbai, death toll reaches 11, total cases 220

Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Tanaji Sawant on Tuesday reviewed the situation arising out of the measles outbreak at a meeting at the State Secretariat in South Mumbai.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: With the death of a one-year-old boy on Tuesday, the death toll due to measles outbreak in Mumbai reached 11. Two of these patients were from outside the metropolis while 12 more people got infected with the viral disease, taking the toll to 220. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) health department’s bulletin said that 12 new confirmed cases of measles were found in the city, taking the total number to 220.

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One-year-old child dies in a government hospital in Mumbai
A one-year-old boy, a resident of Nalasopara (East) in adjoining Palghar district, died at a government hospital in Mumbai. The child was admitted to a government hospital after initial treatment at a private hospital and was put on ventilator on Monday due to breathing problems. The child’s condition deteriorated and later he died.

Measles outbreaks have been reported from 21 locations in 10 of Mumbai’s 24 civic wards, according to reports. Patients infected with measles were isolated or admitted for treatment in eight hospitals – Kasturba Hospital, Shivaji Nagar Maternity Home, Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital, Rajawadi Hospital, Shatabdi Hospital, Kurla Bhabha Hospital and Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Hospital and Seven Hills Hospital has gone.

Due to the outbreak of Measles, all the citizens have been appealed to vaccinate the children from nine months to five years.” 100 oxygen beds, 10 ventilators and 10 ICU beds are included. For the last two years, this hospital was operating as a COVID-19 hospital.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Tanaji Sawant reviewed the situation arising out of the measles outbreak at a meeting at the State Secretariat in South Mumbai on Tuesday. BMC officials and Dr. Meeta Vashi and Dr. Arun Gaikwad from the World Health Organization were present in the meeting along with officials from the state health department.

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