Hyderabad: The city could be heading for a major health crisis if current conditions in the city continue the way they are, say experts.
Such an event could very well happen if the municipal authorities do not pull up their socks to improve sanitation and urgently clean up the city. Already, the incidence of dengue and malaria have doubled this year. While malaria cases crossed the 430 mark in 2012, compared to less than 200 cases in 2011, dengue cases saw an alarming rise from about 150 in 2011 to over 300 this year. Even cholera and jaundice cases have shown an upward trend. Urban development and health experts warn of the danger of uncleared garbage lying on the streets.