Sitting on crucial data, BMC wasting opportunity to improve citizen health?
There is no centralised data or record of the number of patients at civic dispensaries. The BMC in response to a RTI query filed by this correspondent asked the applicant to visit individual ward offices to get the data. This despite the civic body having an advanced information technology department and spending crores to get necessary equipment. The data, if available, would also prove to be a key to holistic citywide planning, analysis, cure and prevention.