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17.05 lakh cases of acute respiratory infection in Delhi from 2013-17: Par panel

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Over 17 lakh cases of acute respiratory were reported in from 2013 to 2017, a parliamentary committee said today, calling for to in the national capital.

The parliamentary committee also said it was surprised to note that the was not taken on board in the high-level task force on

"No taking on board is, in a way, indicative of the ignorance as well as denial about the negative impact of on human health.

"The committee recommends that considering the severe health hazards of air pollution, the Ministry should take immediate corrective and preventive strategic steps in consultation with the to mitigate air pollution," it said in a report.

A total of 981 people died of acute respiratory and 17.05 lakh cases of it were reported from 2013-2017, the committee said.

Calling polluted air in a significant risk factor for a number of pollution-related diseases and health conditions, the parliamentary committee said infants, children and asthmatic patients were most vulnerable to it.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 20:00 IST