The story is about a monsoon illness case in Mumbai. Out of the 35 malaria cases found by a local civic body in Mumbai of a particular area, 54 per cent of the cases were diagnosed among the migrated patients staying on the footpath outside hospitals.
The local municipal body started to keep track of the migrating patients’ cases and organised inspections to find breeding spots in order to reduce the instances.
Collected data from the civic authority. No special digital tool used.
Context about the project:
This was the first time that so many malaria cases were found among the migrated patients living outside the hospitals’ footpath. While earlier, it would be hardly two to three cases amongst the migrated patients getting diagnosed from the footpaths.
What can other journalists learn from this project?
To study the data locally and more in-depth rather than just going by the figures.