Amid poor air quality and cold, GB Nagar hospitals are seeing an increase in cases of respiratory disease
Even doctors are surprised when people suffering from seasonal fevers and colds, which used to be cured in 3 to 5 days, take a long time to recover despite regular medication. Health experts have attributed increasing pollution as the reason for this.
The number of patients visiting hospitals in Gautam Budh Nagar has increased by about 15 to 20 percent. Most of them are having trouble breathing amid the deteriorating air quality.
According to Assistant Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chandan Soni, increasing pollution and cold is proving deadly for children under 10 and people over 50.
He told IANS that due to air pollution, a large number of people suffer from respiratory diseases and go to private and government hospitals for treatment.
The most affected are those who go to work in the morning and evening, those with low immunity and those who already suffer from many diseases.
If air pollution and cold conditions continue to prevail in the coming days, the situation is likely to become even more concerning as it will contribute to spikes in cases related to respiratory illnesses.
The Meteorological Service has predicted that the temperature will drop further in the coming days.
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