People with asthma and heart disease advised to avoid outdoor activities, wear face masks
The air quality in Patiala has dipped to ‘poor’ quality, prompting the Health Department to issue a public health advisory.
The advisory advises people to avoid excessive outdoor activities, including walking, cycling, and running. It also advises people to wear face masks while going out.
People suffering from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been advised to carry inhalers at all times to avoid any untoward incident.
The department has recorded an increase in the number of cases of breathing ailments among children and elderly.
Tips to stay safe:
- Avoid excessive outdoor activities, especially during morning and evening hours.
- Wear a face mask while going out.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- If you have asthma or COPD, keep your inhaler with you at all times.
- If you experience any breathing problems, consult a doctor immediately.
Call to action:
Please share this advisory with your friends and family to help them stay safe.