Rainy season brings fears of infectious diseases outbreak

Dr. Mohammed Rafi Ahmed, superintend Nizamia general hospital asserted that ‘If effective preventive measures are not taken, the rainy season may become cause of several diseases. There is fear of outbreak of infectious diseases in the season’, the main cause being faulty drainage system, logging of rain water, which results in mosquito breeding.

No doubt these are the causes which are directly related to the responsibilities of government, but as usual, effective practical measures have not been taken by the government this time also. Mosquito killer medicines have not been squirted which generates fear of infectious diseases outbreak. According to sources this forces people to buy mosquito killers as a result the mosquito killer companies are raking in the dough.

With the beginning of rainy season drainage system has got affected and several parts of the city are suffering from water logging problem. The stagnant water becomes the breeding ground for mosquitoes and flies. This when putrefy becomes the cause of various diseases such as malaria typhoid, seasonal fever, jaundice, hepatitis, diarrhea, dysentery etc.

Mohammed Jaseemuddin Nizami