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Next month’s general elections have brought primary health facilities and pre-monsoon surveillance to control infectious diseases in Mumbai to a near standstill, according to officials. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)

Poll duty takes a toll on health facilities, pre-monsoon checks

By Sadaguru Pandit | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 04:12 AM IST
With approximately 40% frontline health workers pulled off duty for election work, officials said it’s affecting patients dependent on primary health facilities and the possibility of more monsoon diseases owing to lack of surveillance.
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