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Pneumonia, chest infection reported as ‘medical emergency’ in Delhi: Experts – Fast Hindi News

New Delhi: The national capital’s air quality remained “extremely poor” and Noida’s air quality was “severe”. Several people have reportedly been brought to the ICU after developing chest infection and pneumonia.

Health professionals described the issues arising from the increase in pollution as a “medical emergency”. “People are getting affected by the short-term and long-term effects of pollution, making it a medical emergency. When your lungs come in contact with this air, you immediately feel the effect” Dr. Arvind Kumar, director of the Institute of Chest Surgery at Medanta Hospital, gave this information on Wednesday.

According to Dr. Kumar, as soon as the smoke enters the chest, it immediately causes acute inflammation in the lungs and trachea, after which harmful compounds are absorbed from the lungs and enter the blood. “Then they spread from head to toe, affecting every organ,” he said.

He said that a large number of patients in the hospital complaining of pneumonia and chest ailments is proof that the pollution level is at its highest.

According to him, painful throat and eyes, burning eyes, red eyes, watery eyes, dry-itchy eyes, irritation in the nose and metallic taste on the lips are the most commonly reported effects of pollution.

The chairman of Medanata discussed the long-term effects of pollution on a child’s brain, claiming that it can make them “over-irritable”.

“Children who experience brain damage over a long period of time become highly agitated. I believe it is neuro-inflammation brought on by the venoms of the pollutants. This may be ten times the risk of stroke in elderly individuals,” explained him.

Notably, the national capital’s air quality remained “extremely poor” on Wednesday morning, with the city’s overall air quality index (AQI) at 354.

According to data released by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) India this morning, Gurugram’s AQI stood at 346 and in the “very poor” category, while Noida’s AQI fell to 406 and in the “severe” category. Stayed. Both the cities are part of the National Capital Region.

When the air quality index is between 0 and 100, it is good; When it is between 100 and 200, it is moderate; When it is between 200 and 300, it is bad; When it is between 300 and 400, it is very bad; And when it is between 400 and 500 or more, it is serious.

There was a slight improvement in the air quality in the satellite cities of Delhi, but it is a slight improvement.

The Commission noted that while conducting a thorough review of the overall air quality parameters during Saturday’s emergency meeting of the CAQM, Phase III of GRAP has been postponed to the entire NCR due to adverse meteorological conditions coupled with slow wind speed and sudden increase in fire incidents. It is necessary to implement with immediate effect. ,

The CAQM also observed that the wind direction is forecast to change direction frequently during the next few days and it is predicted to remain calm. Therefore, there is a high chance that contaminants will get trapped in the area and will not be adequately distributed.

The CAQM also urged the residents of NCR to assist in the implementation of GRAP and follow the procedures mentioned in the Citizen’s Charter under GARP. A 9-point action plan as per Phase III of GRAP was also implemented across NCR.

According to the official release, the 9-point action plan includes measures that should be taken by various organizations including pollution control boards of NCR and DPCC.

दिल्ली में ‘मेडिकल इमरजेंसी’ के रूप में निमोनिया, सीने में संक्रमण की शिकायत: विशेषज्ञ




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