Delhi air pollution: Hospital sees 10% rise in respiratory problem patients post Diwali:

15th Nov,2021

Delhi air pollution: Hospital sees 10% rise in respiratory problem patients post Diwali:



After Diwali, Delhi's Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital saw an increase of 8 to 10% in patients suffering from respiratory ailments owing to pollution, according to Medical Director Dr Suresh Kumar.
In an interview with IANS, Dr Suresh Kumar revealed that the hospital receives 10-12 patients with breathing problems every day.

Following Diwali, air pollution has become a serious concern. "Pollution primarily affects the elderly and children," he remarked. Long-term exposure to chronically high PM 2.5 levels damages the lungs' ability to function, according to him.
Dr. Kumar also drew parallels between the increased incidence of respiratory difficulties and Delhi's pollution, saying that while the facility has a capacity of 120 patients, they are seeing roughly 140 patients every day due to the rise of pollution-related disorders following Diwali.


Dr. Kumar went on to say that the emergency and OPD wards see an average of 140 patients every day, with a variety of issues, but the majority of them are suffering from respiratory disorders and low oxygen levels. It also includes the increased number of youngsters with asthma.