After a doctor of Sion Hospital succumbed to multi-drug resistant TB on Sunday,the BMC has intensified its infection control drive.
According to Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD),Sumidha Kandhare (24) was one of 20 doctors in three main civic hospitals KEM,Nair and Sion suffering from the disease. In 2013 alone,1,300 cases of tuberculosis have been reported in the city.
We will hold a sensitisation programme for our interns to ensure they do not contract the diseases from patients. We are also going to make sure there is a separate OPD for
TB patients and screenings are
carried out on a quarterly basis, said Additional Municipal Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar.