People with psychological disorders accounted for the majority of patients admitted to municipal healthcare centres in Mumbai for treatment followed by those suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, said a civic report.
The report is based on an extensive research conducted over a period of two years on the types of ailments and morbidity patterns of patients admitted in municipal health centres.
Patients with dog/other animal bites comprised 9.95 per cent. Rest of the patients were admitted for treatment for dengue, asthma and malaria, among others, it said.
The quantitative data for the report were collected between October 2015 and September 2017 from all the three levels of healthcare facilities run by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), said a statement issued by the civic body.
These facilities consist of 175 dispensaries (primary level), 15 peripheral hospitals (secondary) and four tertiary care hospitals - KEM, Nair, Sion and Cooper.
During the two analysed years, the quantitative (retrospective) data of 72.61 lakh patients admitted in civic -run health centres were collected, the statement said.
Besides, qualitative (prospective) data were collected for seven days in November 2017 from all the three levels of healthcare facilities run by the MCGM, it said.
Mehta will conduct a special meeting on the report, he said.
The objectives of the research were to study the disease pattern in the city, assess drug requirements and suggest measures to improve delivery of medical services and health infrastructure facilities run by the MCGM, he said.
"They will also help in understanding the requirements of patients, pharmacists and doctors in healthcare centres," he said.