Mumbaikars asked not to eat roadside food

In order to prevent the spread of diseases like jaundice and gastroenteritis (GI), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appealed Mumbaikars to stay away from eating roadside food.

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2011, 14:08 PM IST

Mumbai: In order to prevent the spread of
diseases like jaundice and gastroenteritis (GI), the
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appealed
Mumbaikars to stay away from eating roadside food.

"We appeal to people to not eat and drink from the
roadside stalls due to hygienic reasons. They are of not good
quality. During summer there is rise in the cases of
gastroenteritis, jaundice and hepatitis primarily due to
unhygienic drinks and food," BMC executive health officer GT
Ambe said.

We understand that people are tempted to have them but
they must understand that it invites disease, he said.

The civic body`s License and Health Department is
jointly taking action against the roadside stalls for not
maintaining hygienic conditions.

"We are carrying out joint action on roadside stalls.
We seize their handcarts and other materials and they are
asked to pay fine for getting it released," Ambe said.

PTI