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Air pollution triggered serious problems, says health expert

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As the level of air quality in Delhi degraded post-Diwali, Dr Arunesh Kumar, the Head of Department (HOD) of Pulmonology at Paras Hospital, Gurugram on Saturday said that air pollution has triggered serious health problems. He also warned against the risk of inclination in the COVID-19 cases due to pollution, combined with winter air. “(We) shouldn’t be comparing, but both (COVID and pollution) are equally dangerous. In a way, pollution is a perennial phenomenon. It’s nothing new for us.

Delhi‘s average Air Quality Index (AQI), barring a few months of total lockdown, is never normal,” he told ANI.

“It’s important to recognise that in that context our environment is never healthy.
We always breathe polluted air. COVID doesn’t help as, with winter and fog, infections might increase as there’s a risk of the virus being entrapped in
droplets in the environment with cold air above us,” he added.
“Most of the time it’s about the duration of pollution which matters rather than an acute surge. In Delhi-NCR, we are more prone to be awake when there is a trigger as people feel that suddenly their breathing problems get worse. But the fact is our AQI is never normal,” he further added.
Notably, despite the Delhi government’s total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers on Diwali, several people in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) were seen bursting crackers.
This exaggerated the already alarming air quality of the national capital.
According to SAFAR, the AQI of Delhi (overall) stood at 437, wherein the concentration of PM 2.5 was 318, while that of PM 10 was
reported to be 448.
Meanwhile, the pollution levels in the National Capital Region (NCR) were also worrisome. Noida reported AQI in the ‘hazardous’ category at 523,
while the air quality in Gurugram was at the upper end of the ‘severe’ category at 469. (ANI)

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Drug de-addiction drive: Delhi police helps admit 20 people to rehab

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In a bid to assist with sedating addicts and make mindfulness about illegal medications, the Northwest area of the Delhi Police conceded right around 20 individuals to restoration focuses. The medication de-dependence drive was begun two months prior and habitual perpetrators who were regularly gotten with drugs and booked under the NDPS Act were distinguished and advised.

The activity, primarily led in the Jahangirpuri region, was going by the Station House Officer. The official said, “We saw as that a large number of these wrongdoers are youngsters from monetarily more fragile foundations. They needed to work and genuinely regretted being decided for being someone who is addicted, yet couldn’t leave drugs. We requested that they stay at therapy clinics for a couple of months. After two months, three of them have been released. A few others are going through treatment. We are seeing an adjustment of individuals.”

Somewhat recently, in excess of 12 people were captured with illegal medications and 18 were captured under the COTPA Act. North of 430 individuals has been reserved under areas of the COTPA Act this year.

Usha Rangnani, DCP (Northwest), said, “We needed to run after a medication-free society. At the point when we investigated our area, we found there aren’t many packs working here. Notwithstanding, there are numerous people who are hawking and devouring medications. We began with mindfulness drives and welcomed understudies and NGOs to hold nukkad nataks.”

The 20 men who were distinguished in this interaction were directed by police and shipped off rehabilitation clinics.

Rangnani said her group has been working with recovery and expertise preparing focuses to make mindfulness, give clinical assistance, and occupations to the young. “We are currently assisting them with landing positions and work nearby. Individuals began to move toward us for help. In excess of 20 individuals are going through treatment in our region,” she said.

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Greater Noida: Man ‘shoots’ father over ‘property dispute’

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A 62-year-elderly person was shot at purportedly by his child in Greater Noida on Sunday evening.

As indicated by the police, the person in question, Shyam Singh Nirmal, has gotten two projectile wounds after two individuals went into his home in Jewar’s Mangroli Road and shot him. Nirmal is as of now in basic condition and is getting treatment at an emergency clinic nearby.

As per the cops, Shyam had let them know that his child Himmat Singh and a companion of his had shot him. The police, in their underlying examination, found that the two had a contention over the property. In the interim, the police are exploring all angles and have not precluded different potential outcomes as well.

Security has been amplified following the occurrence and the police are filtering CCTV film to distinguish the blamed.

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Delhi’s air quality to remain ‘very poor’

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The air quality in Delhi is probably going to stay in the ‘extremely poor’ class on Monday.

As per a gauge from the Air Quality Early Warning System, the AQI is probably going to stay ‘exceptionally poor’ on Tuesday and Wednesday also. For the beyond three days, the AQI has been in the ‘extreme’ class – somewhere in the range of 401 and 500.

A potential speed up might just prompt a minimal improvement in the AQI.

The observing stations that recorded a 24-hour normal AQI in the ‘extreme’ classification at 10 a.m. on Monday incorporate Anand Vihar with an AQI of 459 and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium station with an AQI of 408. The AQI at Jahangirpuri remained at 449, while the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium observing station enlisted an AQI of 409. The 24-hour normal AQI at RK Puram remained at 431, while the AQI at Rohini remained at 448.

The base temperature on Monday is probably going to associate with 10 degrees Celsius, while the greatest could remain at 26 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department figure shows. The base temperature recorded on Monday was 10.3 degrees Celsius.

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