Diwali: Fewer birds and animals injured, reveals Mumbai’s animal hospital

In comparison with the last year, this year, owing to the firecrackers, fewer number of birds and animals have suffered injuries, according to the Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, Parel

Diwali: Fewer birds and animals injured, reveals Mumbai’s animal hospitalAfter Diwali celebrations, according to Awaaz Foundation, fewer firecrackers were burnt this year. Along with this, another positive result has also been seen. There have been fewer injuries amongst the birds and animals due to firecrackers, according to Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, Parel. According to Suresh Kadam, assistant secretary, Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, […]

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disorders

Mumbai is witnessing a sudden change in weather. In Diwali, the thrill of bursting firecrackers such as sparklers, bombs and rockets barely lasts for a few seconds, but the air and noise pollution which are created by them have a lasting impact on our health

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disordersThe sudden change in weather and air pollution is taking a toll on the health of Mumbaikars health. Mumbaikars are making frequent trips to the hospital, due to high fever and upper respiratory tract infections. City doctors inform Mumbaikars to take charge of their health and act accordingly. Dr Gautam Bhansali, who works as a […]

Awaaz Foundation: Fewer firecrackers burnt this year

According to the Awaaz Foundation, there was less noise pollution in the days preceding Diwali and fewer firecrackers were burnt. The trend of reducing noise pollution over the last several years continued in Mumbai this year. Although peak decibel levels recorded beyond 10:00 pm had increased from last year

Awaaz Foundation: Fewer firecrackers burnt this yearDiwali is known as the festival of lights and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. Like every year, there has been a report about noise pollution, this Diwali too. According to Awaaz Foundation, the trend in the  reduction of noise pollution over the last several years has continued in Mumbai this year. […]

A TO Z guide for a safe Diwali

The Supreme Court has recently passed a directive to ban the sale of firecrackers in the National Capital to curb potential rise in pollution and health issues during Diwali. However, other cities and metros will continue to indulge in the festive celebrations with fireworks. Dr Sandeep Gore, Consultant and Head, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, tells you how to handle medical emergencies in a time of distress

A TO Z guide for a safe Diwali“With the festival of light drawing closer, emergency services are gearing up to tackle medical emergencies. Always have a first aid box handy while bursting crackers, this should consists of – Band-Aids, gauze pads, crêpe rolled bandages, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol, thermometer, sanitizer and distilled water for cleaning […]

Firecrackers to be banned in Maharashtra?

Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam comes out in support of a pollution-free Diwali and said he will take up the matter with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after which the decision will be taken

Firecrackers to be banned in Maharashtra?A day after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR region till November 1, Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said that he will see if the same could be done in the state. And the decision will be taken after discussing with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. On Tuesday, in Mantralaya, the school students took an oath […]

Diwali brings a threefold rise in asthma, upper respiratory cases

Mumbaikars forced to leave city because of unbearable noise and air pollution

Diwali brings a threefold rise in asthma, upper respiratory casesShrishti Desai, 29, a chartered accountant and Andheri resident, is off to North-East to spend her Diwali holidays. While most of us prefer being at home and celebrate the festival of lights, Desai, who suffers from asthma, is forced to stay away from the city to avoid the firecracker pollution. City-based chest physicians confirmed that […]