- PM 2.5 increases by 10 units in Delhi, 7 respiratory patients are admitted in a week
- The research team involved in this study has also collected community-based data.
- In this, 1879 people from 11 districts of the capital have been included.
Every week in the capital, more than seven people have to go to the hospital due to respiratory ailments due to the increase of 10 units in the level of PM 2.5. Maulana Azad Medical College did this study DPCC (Delhi Pollution control committee). The health impact of pollution was observed in it for fifteen months from April-2019. Maulana Azad Medical College has prepared this report at the behest of DPCC.
This report includes Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital, Lok Nayak Hospital, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital. According to this report, with the change in AQI, the trend of patients in the hospital and heart and respiratory problems also changes. PM 10 and PM 2.5 play a major role in AQI. The report said that due to the increase of PM 2.5 level by 10 units, the number of patients coming to the hospital with respiratory diseases increases to 7.09 every week. At the same time, with an increase of 10 units in PM 2.5, the number of patients coming to the hospital due to heart disease also increases by 1.1 every week.
The research team involved in this study has also collected community-based data, which includes restrictions on activities, stress, awareness etc. In this, 1879 people from 11 districts of the capital have been included. It has been found that there has been an increase in education and awareness about pollution. While 96.5 percent people believe that vehicles are the main cause of pollution, 77 percent people blame the industry for it. At the same time, 65 percent of people consider the fire being set in the garbage due to polluted air and 45 percent of the people due to construction activities. Whereas only 28 percent people consider stubble and crackers to be the cause of pollution.