The synthesis of proliferated population structure, process of rapid urbanization and concerns stemming like congestion, haphazard and unplanned structures compounded with filling up of natural drainage systems, illegal filling of urban bodies have alarmed public health sector. The vulnerabilities heightened due to explosion of demography have disrupted the health care system and its delivery of services apart from threatening the availability of space and resources thereby affecting the quality of life.
It is very essential to establish the linkage to highlight elevated levels of risks created due to population growth in the urban areas. Most solutions entail adoption of low population growth reforms and strategies which can bring forth appropriate interventions which otherwise realized as a challenge. This may lead to changes in the management of delivery of health care services during and after the occurrence of floods as the pressure of meeting a huge target population reduces.
Exacerbated population phenomena have led mismanagement of sewage system causing combined sewage overflows, increased mortality and injuries, affect and spread of vector borne diseases, unaffordable economic losses, lack of supplies of medicines crack down the solution model of mitigating flood risks and mark a paradigm shift if efficient management of urban flood risks. This would create spaces for adaptation strategies of the Public health system and the bounce back mechanism related to reduced mental trauma (PTSD), low spread of diseases, less interruption to medical services would be successfully consumed.
Low increase in population number removes obstacles to the achievement of quality health services by minimizing pressure on the service providers and resources available. It stands imperative to envision and implement solutions central to the idea of controlled population parallel to the efficient risk reduction actions to eliminate sufferings associated in the consequences.