Air quality in Lahore continues to be unhealthy

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Despite efforts by the caretaker Punjab government, the air quality in Lahore remains unhealthy.

Lahore has now been ranked as the fourth most polluted city in the world due to its unhealthy air quality.

According to the Air Quality Index (AQI), various parts of Lahore have recorded unhealthy air quality.

On Wednesday morning, the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area recorded an AQI of 270, and the Cantonment area recorded 265 AQI.

The AQI at Mall Road was recorded at 372 in the morning.

The provincial government has also mandated the wearing of face masks in the 10 affected districts due to smog.

Health experts advise the public to take precautionary measures and use face masks due to the smog threat.

At least 12,000 people have fallen ill due to toxic smog.

According to the Punjab Health Department (PHD), more than 3,347 patients were admitted to General Hospital, 2,487 to Jinnah Hospital, 2,876 to Mayo Hospital, 5,187 to Services Hospital, and 1,859 to Sir Gangaram Hospital emergencies.

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