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Soon, Environment Health Courses at Maulana Azad Medical College


Soon, Environment Health Courses at Maulana Azad Medical College

Concerned with the pollution levels, many rules and regulations have taken place during the few years; however, this step of the Maulana Azad Medical College is one of its kinds which expectantly will help the patients with health issues owing to pollution.

New Delhi: To train medical professionals for treating the patients with the health problems that come along with the rising levels of pollution; one of the prominent medical institutes of the country , Maulana Azad Medical College has come up with a unique course in view of environmental health.

A one-of-its-kind course will be introduced to train doctors to deal with problems owing to environmental health, confirms a statement made by a number of doctors associated with the Maulana Azad Medical College.

The plan for the course’s commencement is in process. “Official papers for the setting-up of the faculty have been forwarded and we are looking to get at least six people as dedicated staff for the same. The team will help find scientific evidence of air pollution. But this set up will take some time and thus we still need separate preparations for the coming season,” Dr Siddharth Ramji, Dean, Maulana Azad Medical College confirmed to DNA.

To study the pollution graphs as well to conduct surveys accordingly to find solutions, the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health will come in assistance of the medical institute.

On this, Dr MK Daga, Member Secretary, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, informed, “Last year we had done a study on the effect of air pollution around Diwali on a sample size of 800 people. We conducted a study on the health condition of these people three days before and three days after the festival and had found respiratory issues in all. We had also pulled data from 22 government hospitals across the city, out of these, 15 had reported a 50 per cent rise in respiratory cases before and after Diwali. To continue with these studies and to deal with the patients, we will have a dedicated, trained staff.”

The data was provided by the government-run society Indraprastha Vyavsayik Evam Paryavarneeya Swasthya Samiti (IVPSS), during winter, when the blanket of smog exponentially raised the air quality index to 950. But the society did not have enough resources for research-based findings.

Concerned with the pollution levels, many rules and regulations have taken place during the few years; however, this step of the Maulana Azad Medical College is one of its kinds which expectantly will help the patients with health issues owing to pollution.

However, this is not the first step that the Maulana Azad Medical College has taken in view of the environmental issues. In January this year, the medical institute had set up a solar power plant to use clean and renewable energy for its medical centre’s pathology block and two hostels.

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