After June, gastroenteritis also known as stomach infection continues to remain the most common cause of monsoon-related ailment in Mumbai, showed data from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Since last month, the city has already reported over 2,600 cases of gastroenteritis. To avoid monsoon-related ailments, the BMC also issued an advisory on Tuesday.

In the first 16 days of July this year, the city already surpassed the total number of gastroenteritis cases reported last year in the same month. In July 2022, a total of 679 cases of gastroenteritis were reported dwarfed by the 932 cases as of July 16 in this year. The actual figure would be much higher as often the private practitioners do not report such cases to the civic body. Last month, the city reported 1,744 cases of gastroenteritis.

Across Mumbai, many residents are complaining of gastroenteritis. Recently, the filmmaker Hansal Mehta,took to social media where he complained of stomach infection due to alleged consumption of contaminated drinking water. However, later Dr Nilesh Pavle, the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) talking to The Indian Express refuted the claim of contaminated water.

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