In a first, Delhi state government on Monday issued a health advisory asking people to avoid highly- polluted areas. The advisory asked asthmatics and those with lung ailments not to go out for any activities. New Delhi is currently battling out its worst smog in 17 years. As per the advisory issued by the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP Government, citizens have been asked to avoid highly-polluted areas and adopt other measures. “People with chronic airway diseases like bronchial asthma and lung diseases, should avoid outdoor activities including morning and evening walks,” the advisory said.
Here are the guidelines as issued in the advisory:
•Avoid visiting high pollution area.
•People with chronic airway disease, like Bronchial asthma and lung disease should avoid outdoor activities including morning and evening walk.
•Patient with chronic airway disease, like Bronchial Asthma and lung disease should not miss their medicine/inhalers etc.
•In case of breathlessness, giddiness, chest pain or chest constriction or irritation in eyes, etc. should visit the nearest hospital/dispensary or their physician.
•Keep washing your eyes with running water regularly.
•Don’t get panic. Help the needy patient to seek medical help.
•Take plenty of fluids and Vitamin C rich fruits, e.g. oranges, lemon, etc.
•Do regular gargles with warm water.
Earlier in the day, administration put into effect a number of measures. This included halting of construction and demolition activities, starting of process of deregistration of 15-year-old diesel vehicles and imposition of ban on use of fire crackers.
With Agency Inputs