It’s the year 2020, we are sitting in a room called the Health Cockpit of a prominent municipal corporation in India, and there is an emergency meeting to prevent a possible outbreak of Leptospirosis, which the municipal corporation feels it should check with the anticipated heavy rainfall in the city and the relationship between rainfall, rodent population, and garbage that their in-house data scientists just established. Leptospirosis (also known as field fever, rat catcher’s yellows, and pretibial fever) is an infection caused by corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Leptospira.
Cut to 2015. Currently, Mumbai has already witnessed close to one-and-a-half-dozen deaths due to Leptospirosis. The age of information has raised the delivery bar for most elected governments and the institutions they run.