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Psychological disorders top patients' list at Mumbai civic

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

People with psychological disorders accounted for the majority of patients admitted to municipal in for treatment followed by those suffering from 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 centres.

According to the report, 31 per cent of the patients admitted in these hospitals suffered from psychological disorders followed by and (23 per cent each).

Patients with dog/other animal bites comprised 9.95 per cent. Rest of the patients were admitted for treatment for dengue, and malaria, among others, it said.

The exercise was carried out by civic officials on instructions of

The quantitative data for the report were collected between October 2015 and September 2017 from all the three levels of run by the Municipal Corporation of Greater (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 centres were collected, the statement said.

Besides, qualitative (prospective) data were collected for seven days in November 2017 from all the three levels of run by the MCGM, it said.

Patterns of of a total of 73.74 lakh patients were analysed and discussed at a workshop recently organised at the

The report, titled, "Study of the Morbidity Patterns in the MCGM of City of Mumbai", has been submitted to the administration, a said.

Mehta will conduct a special meeting on the report, he said.

The objectives of the research were to study the 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.

"The findings will help policymakers take decisions to improve the health of residents of in the light of changing morbidity patterns.

"They will also help in understanding the requirements of patients, pharmacists and doctors in healthcare centres," he said.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 16:35 IST