Global Hospitals, Blueair raise awareness on the ill effects of air pollution

Distributes free 1000 units of F-95 anti-pollution masks to respiratory patients

Global Hospitals, Mumbai and Blueair come together to advocate people on clean air and the ill effects of air pollution. This initiative was graced by Manpreet Singh Sohal, Regional CEO for Global Hospitals, Dr Samir Garde, Pulmonologist, Dr Bharat Shah, Nephrologist and Girish Bapat, Blueair Director West and South Asia Region. The initiative kicked off with Dr Garde sharing insights on the impact of air pollution on health and concluded with distribution of free 1000 units of F-95 anti-pollution masks to patients visiting the hospital with respiratory problems.

Speaking on this initiative, Dr Garde said, “With temperature dipping in the city and pollution levels crossing the poor category mark, there has been a spike in the no. of cases with respiratory problems. In the past decade an increasing number of studies have highlighted that the particulate matter is a serious health threat which can be life threatening in many ways. The levels of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 have serious health implications as these tend to get lodged in the lung and can even enter the bloodstream.”

Bapat, “Air pollution is a major environmental and health problem affecting all age groups. However, patients who are suffering from respiratory problems are more sensitive to toxic pollutants. In such situations, wearing a good quality anti-pollution masks and using indoor air purifiers with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are perhaps the best way to ensure that you are breathing good quality air. This initiative will surely aid people in understanding the importance of breathing clean air.”