Every year 21 lakh people in India die due to diseases caused by air pollution: Dr. Surya Kant

Shubham Kashyap Lucknow. Dr. Surya Kant, Chairman of the Respiratory Medicine Department of KGMU and a member of the National Core Committee of Doctors for Clean Air and Climate Action (DFCA), says that every year in India, about 21 lakh people die due to diseases caused by air pollution. Is. Recent reports show that India is the most

Apr 18, 2024 - 22:30
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Every year 21 lakh people in India die due to diseases caused by air pollution: Dr. Surya Kant
Every year 21 lakh people in India die due to diseases caused by air pollution: Dr. Surya Kant

polluted country in the world, where 83 out of the 100 most polluted cities in the world are in India. It is the responsibility of all of us to take this threat seriously and take action. Making small changes to everyday life and working together as a community can make a difference in the fight for clean air – remember clean air is life. 

Dr. Surya Kant said this during the inauguration of 'Lucknow Forum for Clean Air' on Thursday. To tackle the growing health problems caused by air pollution, Lung Care Foundation has launched its program Doctors for Clean Air and Climate Action in collaboration with Techno Group of Institutions, Lucknow. This collaborative initiative aims to bring together medical professionals, youth and stakeholders from across the city through the 'Vayu Mitra Campaign for Clean Air'. The campaign aims to raise awareness and harness the energy and enthusiasm of youth to develop actionable solutions for clean air. 

  The program was inaugurated by college chairman R. Of. Agarwal presided over the ceremony with lighting of lamp and welcoming of guests. After this, information about the campaign was given by Dr. Carmine Uppal, Deputy Director of Lung Care Foundation. After this, Rishi Aggarwal, Managing Director of Techno Group of Institutions expressed his views. Dr. Surya Kant then explained in detail about the Lucknow Forum for Clean Air, the concept of Vayu Mitra, the major sources of air pollution in Lucknow and their associated health impacts.

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