Ministry of Public Health revealing the situation of PM 2.5 dust causing 212,674 air pollution-related diseases, an increase of 96,109 from the previous week, urging all provinces to monitor the situation. 23 provinces prepare to open medical and public health emergency operations centers to manage the situation.
Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health said that the situationSmall dust particles PM 2.5 of Thailand tends to increase Therefore urged all provincial public health offices to closely monitor the situation. If any province has a PM2.5 dust value of more than 51 mcg/m3 for more than 3 consecutive days, consider opening a Public Health Emergency Operation Center (PHEOC) to manage the situation. systematically
- Medical and public health emergency operations center opened to deal with PM 2.5 dust
Provinces with PM 2.5 between 37.6-50 mcg/m3 to open a provincial situation command center (OC) to support Including urgently communicating knowledge to the public on how to protect themselves from PM 2.5 dust, notifying them of risks and health effects. Currently, there are 24 provinces with PM 2.5 dust values exceeding the standard, namely Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Phrae, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani. Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Ang Thong, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Suphan Buri, Samut Prakan, Chonburi, Rayong, Sa Kaeo, Khon Kaen and Bangkok. Operations centers have been opened, while the other 23 provinces are under surveillance of the situation and preparing to open operation centers.
- PM 2.5 dust has made 212,674 people sick
Data from the health reporting system of the Ministry of Public Health as of January 24, 2023 showed that there were 212,674 air pollution-related diseases, an increase of 96,109 from the previous week, most of which were respiratory diseases. group of dermatitis group of inflammatory eye diseases has given all hospitals to prepare Medicine and medical supplies to support patient care from air pollution problems
People are asked to monitor the dust situation in the area from the Air4Thai application, along with adjusting their daily activities. If the PM 2.5 dust exceeds the standard, reduce outdoor activities/exercises. If you have to live in a high dust area Should wear an N95 mask and should not stay for a long time. For the general public, a small dust mask can be worn. As for the symptoms caused by the effects of PM 2.5 dust, such as burning eyes, burning nose, discomfort, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, headache, vomiting, skin irritation. which, if symptoms do not subside, should see a doctor