At the time when swine flu cases in India have crossed the
10,000 mark, Mumbai Mayor Snehal Ambekar has called it a "heart
disease" and made a bizarre suggestion that the municipal corporation will
plant trees to check the disease.
"Swine flu is a heart disease. So, BMC will plant trees, develop gardens and parks to check swine flu," Ms Ambekar told reporters after garlanding the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the occasion of his birth anniversary in Mumbai.
The blooper from Ms Ambedkar comes a day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was quoted saying that "swine flu is a mosquito borne disease and mostly happens from mosquito bite".