Focus on Jawahar Mansion, Akhil Bharat CHS and Bharat Mahal after sudden spike in cases.

The BMC has recorded a spike in Covid-19 cases in three buildings in C Ward in South Mumbai over the past week. The ward comprises parts of Marine Lines, Kalbadevi, CP Tank, Fanas Wadi, Koliwadi, Chira Bazar and Bhuleshwar – all located close to each other.

Jawahar Mansion, a five-storey building in Fanas Wadi, has reported 13 cases while Akhil Bharat CHS has registered seven in the past one week.

Dr Pramod Patil, health officer, BMC, told Mirror there are seven active cases in Bharat Mahal. “There are 175 members in the society and, in co-ordination with the society and all the members, we have arranged a medical camp for residents of the ward.” NM Medical Hospital conducted tests for everyone in the area.

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Mumbai: Covid-19 hospitals run out of PPE kits as BMC fails to place orders

With the BMC failing to finalise bulk orders for PPE for more than two months, the city’s Covid-19 hospitals are once again running out of kits, and are being forced to source them on their own. Regular shortages of kits, N95 masks, nitrile gloves, anti-viral drug Remdesivir, etc, have marred the BMC’s fight against Covid-19.

Bharat Mahal building has already been sealed. Several domestic helps working in the building have tested positive and each one works in multiple homes.

On September 28, C Ward reported 19 Covid-19 cases; the figure rose to 44 and 46 on September 30 and October 1, respectively. The average growth rate in the ward is 1.17 per cent, which is above Mumbai’s overall average growth rate.

C Ward reported 2,753 cases as of September 26, which increased to 2,987 cases by October 3.

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