Mumbai: In the wake of the heavy downpour across the state which exposed the improper arrangements by the municipal corporation during the ongoing Ganpati festival, worried city gynecologists shot off a letter to PM Modi expressing their apprehensions owing to the acute patient deficiency seen during last year’s rain affected Navratri festival.
It is a well known fact that apart from being the celebration of dance & life, and being Falguni Pathak’s bread and butter, the 9 day festival is also a breeding ground for young couples looking for a casual physical relationship. A study conducted at the Quackdoses Multispeciality Hospital 2 years back found that the sale of contraceptive devices and pills in Mumbai jumped by a whopping 75 % during the 9 day celebration.
In an exclusive interview with the Quackdoses, Dr. Anand Shah (name changed), a leading gynecologist in Mumbai said, “Due to the unexpected heavy rains last year, the Navratri pandals had recorded a decreased number of patrons. Like winter is the season for Chest Physicians and dentists with the increased number of patients coming with LRTI, exacerbation of Bronchial Asthma and COPD or tooth ache respectively, Navratri is a season for the obstetricians and gynecologists. Looking at the statistics of casual and unprotected sex people have after a garba-dandiya session, the 9 day festival is a boon for the obstetrician and gynecologists. Such couples come to us for abortions and even delivery after 9 months in select cases. Last year’s season had been so dry that even OPD consultation of couples with Questions like ‘kuch tension ki baat toh nai haina?’ had gone down.”
Unconfirmed sources have claimed that the National Association of Wicketkeepers (Obstetricians) and gynecologists are planning to organize a ‘yagya’ to please the Gods above and pray for a rainless Navratri this year.