Maharashtra’s directorate of health services has asked all government health establishments to organise a week-long special campaign on air pollution, on the theme ‘Go green & Breathe pure air’ as directed by the National Programme for Climate Change and Human Health (NPCCHH).
The NPCCHH campaign is aimed at spreading awareness about air pollution, increasing the capability of health institutions and undertaking surveys based on diseases spread by air pollution.
The week-long campaign starting from National Pollution Control Day on December 2 will be held across all states and Union territories in the country.
At the state level, the pollution control boards will organise either virtual or in-person sessions aimed at fostering awareness regarding air pollution prevention, its impact on human health and strategies for mitigation. The session will host medical officers, community health officers, ASHA workers, etc. Similar programmes will be held at health facility levels as well at community and school levels.