Lahore : Punjab Minister for Primary & Secondary Health Kh. Imran Nazir has said that people should not worry about the smog and adopt preventive measures to protect themselves.
He said that face masks should be used while going outside to avoid negative impact of the smog on health.
He said that the Health Department is distributing masks and awareness literature among the citizens and community should also play their role in controlling the environmental pollution.
He expressed these views while distributing masks and handbills for creating awareness against smog among the citizens at Chowk Istanbol, Shahrah-e-Quaid, here today.
He said that due to burning of paddy stubble in east Punjab and smoke generated by factories and old vehicles, use of poor quality fuel and tyres by the industrial units, are the basic cause behind the increase of pollution.
He said that as citizens it is our collective responsibility to make our atmosphere healthy and avoid such activities which are the basic cause for increasing pollution.
Kh. Imran Nazir while talking to the media, said that the Health Department will distribute two lakh masks among the citizens of Lahore as a token to emphasis the need of adopting preventive measures to protect themselves.
He said that awareness literature is also being distributed among citizens.
On this occasion, Special Secretary Primary & Secondary Health Dr. Faisal Zahoor, Chief Executive Officer Health Lahore Dr. Yadullah and the staff of the Health Department was also present. Kh. Imran Nazir and the health workers distributed masks and literature among the citizens.