National Capital Delhi has become a smoking chamber and the conditions have further worsened this winter. As per the report, several patients swarmed the hospitals across Delhi-NCR complaining about breathlessness, fever, throat infection, cough and headache etc. According to the report, the conditions are likely to worsen in the national capital which will lead to an increase in the number of deaths as well as cases of breathlessness.
Doctors advise residents to stay indoors to avoid health issues
As per The Hindu, top doctors in Delhi, where the levels of pollution have reached alarming levels, have released several advisories for the national capital residents advising them to avoid stepping out of the homes. The doctors have also advised the residents to avoid getting indulged in outdoor activities especially during the early morning and evening hours. The advisory has been issued in view of “severe” levels of air pollution in the national capital.
Air pollution has reached alarming levels, especially in the national capital- Delhi. Several initiatives are being taken by the government and even the doctors have issued a number of health advisories to the residents on how to avoid the ill effects of smog.
About 25,000 to 30,000 people might lose their lives this year in Delhi
The Delhi air has become so poisonous that as per a DNA report, due to diseases exacerbated by pollution in the national capital and the NCR region about 25,000 to 30,000 people might lose their lives this year. That is indeed an alarming situation! Well, the report also mentions that the air in Delhi and its neighbouring cities have become “unbreathable”. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at a poisonous 517 mark which has already crossed the ‘severe’ mark.
It has been reported that most of the monitoring stations in Delhi recorded pollution levels beyond 500. The permissible limit of the pollution level is 60 and the recorded pollution levels were almost 10 times more than the tolerable limit.
Number of patients has increased 20 per cent
As per a DNA report, Delhi’s renowned AIIMS hospital has claimed that the number of cases related to respiratory problems have increased. Breathlessness, sneezing, coughing, tightness in chest, asthma complications and allergy are some of the most common problems that patients complain. Shockingly, the number of patients seeking treatment due to cardiac and respiratory issues has surged 20 per cent.