Mumbai: Mumbai Shiv Sena Corporator, Harshad Prakash Karkar, Dahisar East Ward No. 6, speaks to Hello Mumbai News Team on his experience and a activities amid lockdown
Mumbai: Coronavirus pandemic has trapped 80% population across the globe in its vicious net since the last 95 days. In India, the virus is spreading ragingly day by day and spike in cases are increasing.
Ironically, the lockdown has proved negative and has harshly hit the economic sector. It’s primarily on that reason why a lockdown was the only option to contain the spread of the virus.
Karkar further asserted that in North Bombay the people are suffering of a lot from this Virus and in his Ward, he is facing problem of unavailability of ICUs. From day one of the Covid-19 induced lockdown, he is continuously checking on sanitization of every contaminated zones since there are two contaminated zones in his ward.
Overall, he has also distributed around 70k Arsenic Homeopathic Medicine, which helps in boosting the immunity, to all the families especially the slum dwellers. The BMC is constantly supplying food to public in need . Further he said, in his ward 6, 70-75% are slums and in total it has 73 public washrooms. So there also he is conducting proper sanitizing work keeping in mind that public washrooms are the main key player from which people contract the virus.
Apart from this, he also highlighted that because of the precautionary measures taken, the number of cases in his ward is decreasing while in North Bombay the spike in the cases in very high amongst societies. This is because following unlock, people have started travelling to their work places and in the process, the Virus moved to societies in contrast to slums.
He also added that the lab testing is being conducted properly and the health camp set up by the BMC every 5 days is also making people aware about coronavirus with the help of police too.
Meanwhile, he expresses his concern and suggests that amid lockdown, the unessential shops like clothing, footwear and other essential commodity shops should remain open on alternate days. He requests everyone that before stepping out, must think about elder members in the family who are at home as they won’t have strong healthy system to boost immune system from home remedies.
News report by Ayushi Kedia
News Edit by K.V.Raman