In the wake of alarming air quality in the national capital, the Delhi government on Monday issued a health advisory asking the residents to avoid visiting high pollution area.
“People with chronic airway diseases like bronchial asthma and lung disease should avoided outdoor activities including morning and evening walks,” said the advisory.
“In case of breathlessness, giddiness, chest pain or chest constriction or irritation in eyes, please visit the nearest hospital or dispensary or any physician,” it added, also appealing to people not to panic and help the needy patient seeking medical assistance.
The government also advised to consume plenty of fluids and Vitamin C rich fruits like oranges and lemons and do regular gargles with warm water to avoid ill effects of air pollution.
Air quality remained “severe” in Delhi with Air Quality Index settling at 423 in the city and PM 2.5 levels remaining above 500 at most of the locations in Delhi-NCR.