Special counters have been set up in the OPD & Emergency Department of Lahore General Hospital to create smog awareness among the patients coming to the hospital so that they can ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones
Post Graduate Medical Institute & Ameer Uddin Medical College Principal Prof. Dr. Muhammad Al-Fareed Zafar while distributing pamphlets for smog awareness and air pollution among the citizens said that due to the increasing threat of climate change like smog, air pollution and other problems we have to take precautionary measures and create awareness among the general public for which special counters have been set up in the OPD & Emergency Department of Lahore General Hospital where necessary staff will be alert and the patients coming to the hospital will be provided full awareness so that they can ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones by following precautionary safety measures.
Speaking in this regard, Prof. Al-Fareed Zafar said that smog has become a challenge for us from the past few years because the pollution gathered in the atmosphere throughout the year that became smog in this winter season.
He said that this is not only a problem of any one sector, but as a citizen, we all have to do our part to play our role on preventing smog and especially in these days, there is a dire need for motorcyclists to ensure strict use of glasses and avoid to go outside the homes if any hurdles in breathing.
Lahore is the city that has been affected the most by smog in the country over the last few years. The city is overpopulated and it is an industrialized region with a huge traffic problem. Smog in Lahore causes the air index to deteriorate, which leads to health issues for the residents.
The reasons for smog in Lahore are vehicle emissions, industrial pollution, fossil-fuel-fired power stations, waste-burning, and coal burned by thousands of brick kilns spread over the region. These are all contributors to the problem. In order to reduce smog, immediate action must be taken to address this issue.
Originally published at Pakistan Observer