Chest and throat ailments are rising in Gurugram. Dr Himanshu Garg, pulmonologist Australia

75K respiratory cases reported this year

Doctors warn with winter months approaching, the number of cases may shoot up

GURUGRAM: Chest and throat ailments are rising in Gurugram, indicates data from the district’s two government hospitals that have registered a 23% increase in respiratory diseases over the last year. More than 75,000 cases of respiratory diseases were reported from January to October this year, compared to 61,000 cases in 2017 and 54,000 in 2016.

Doctors blamed the increase on worsening air quality in Gurugram, which is the 11th most polluted city in the world, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report released in May.

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