Mumbai Streets Now Cancer Ward For Many

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 13:47 Hrs
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Bangalore: Mumbai streets have turned out to be a medical ward for many cancer patients. The reason is the increasing number of patients flocking towards Tata Memorial hospital, that provides low-cost treatment. But the expensive rooms are somthing that all of them cannot afford, so they prefer to take the pavements.

The monsoon rains and costly rooms have led people to take refuge in makeshift tents on nearby pavements, reports AFP.

Suresh Patildar, who belongs to Madhya Pradesh, has travelled all the way with his wife, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. He has been staying on roadside with his wife from the past one month with rats, cockroaches and dirt around them. Patildar says he cannot afford to travel 12hrs everyday for  treatment and also has no money to stay in hotel.     

The local residents are finding this as a nuisance, since the pavements are filled with patients and the sight is disturbing. These street dwellers are using the pavements to cook food, sleep and also as toilets. The local residents fear that this would result in the spreading of epidemic diseases.

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