All schools in Delhi will remain closed till 5 November, following rise in pollution levels due to stubble burning.
Hospitals in Delhi, during the last three days, reported a surge in the number of patients suffering from respiratory and breathing complications, with the elderly and children worst affected.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, addressing a press conference earlier, said he wants specific timelines from the Punjab, Haryana and Central governments, on when they will put an end to stubble burning.
He earlier took to Twitter to announce that all Delhi schools will remain closed till 5 November, post the rise of pollution levels in the region due to stubble burning.
Hospitals reported a surge in the number of patients suffering from respiratory and breathing complications, with doctors advising residents, especially children and the elderly, to stay indoors as much as possible, reported PTI.
“Patients are coming with complaints of watery eyes, cough, breathing difficulty, allergy, exacerbation of asthma and and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD),” AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said, adding that children and those above the age of 60 are the worst affected when the pollution levels are high.