Corona virus in Mumbai : How to tackle the virus ?

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How to tackle the virus ?

Call your doctor:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

If you are at higher risk for serious illness
People at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Still, I am experiencing high temperature, flu like symptoms, and I’m afraid I might have the coronavirus infection. What should I do?

First of all, please remain calm and do not panic. If you have travelled internationally, or have come in contact with someone who has, please get yourself tested immediately at Kasturba Hospital.

Address: Sane Guruji Marg, Arya Nagar,



Maharashtra 400034, India

Google maps link:
Test duration: Upto 3 hours (since 24 samples are tested).
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Reports: The test reports are made available in 24 hours.

First Appellate Officer
Dr. Shri. Shantaram B. Naik
Joint Executive Health Officer
Phone: 24134560 Ext. 321
Public Health Department,
F/ South Ward Office Building, 2 nd Floor,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road Parel,
Mumbai- 400 012

Public Information Officer:
Dr.Shri. Chandrakant P. Pawar
Medical Superintendent
Phone: 23027700 Ext. 769
Kasturba Hospital
Sane Guruji Marg,
Mumbai – 400 011

What are the facilities at the hospital ?

For suspected COVID-19 cases, Kasturba Hospital has the following facilities:


• Isolation ward in OPD 9

• 28 beds in Room No. 30

• 4 dedicated isolation rooms

• 4 ventilators

• 4 multi para-monitors

Where else could I get tested ?

As per the MCGM website, additionally,

SRL Diagnostics

You can located a branch here. ( Toll Free 1800 22 2000 )

Metropolis Labs

You can located a branch here.

are the private laboratories that are providing diagnostic tests for COVID-19.

However the websites are not featuring that information.

Whom do I contact for additional information ?

Citizens may contact the BMC helpline 1916 where specially trained staff and a medical officer will tend to their queries.

What measures has the BMC undertaken to prepare for the COVID-19 outbreak?

As a preventive measure, the BMC has readied OPD facilities, isolation ward facilities, ventilators and multi para-monitors at Kasturba Hospital. HBT Trauma Care Hospital, Kurla Bhabha Hospital, Bandra Bhabha Hospital, Rajawadi Hospital are also preparing isolation wards. The BMC has also procured the essential relief medication for suspected patients and sufficient quantities of preventive N95 masks (for its medical staff)

Helpful Links

Mumbai Municipal Corporation Stop Corona Virus Site

MCGM – Kasturbha Hospital

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