Air Pollution crisis overwhelms Lahore hospitals, especially impacting children.

Lahore, Pakistan, grapples with a severe air pollution crisis, leading to a surge in pediatric patients seeking treatment for respiratory issues. Hospitals report at least a 50% rise in pediatric cases related to poor air quality in the past month. The city, historically known for its gardens, is now shrouded in toxic smog, ranking as the world’s worst for air quality in the previous year. Health officials attribute the increase in health problems to the surge in air pollution exacerbated by cooler temperatures. Lahore’s 11 million residents, especially children, face respiratory challenges, prompting urgent calls for government intervention and public health measures.