T.N. and Puducherry Chapter

Clean Air Champion – Tamil Nadu

Dr. Hisamuddin Papa
Founder & Managing Director
Huma Hospital, Chennai

 

Date: 20th January 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: Hotel Ramada Plaza, Chennai

Organizing Partners: Dr. Hisamuddin Papa, Chairman and Founder Managing Partner, Huma Lung Foundation & Clean Air Champion (Tamil Nadu) and Ms. Shweta Narayan, Coordinator at Healthy Energy Initiative.

Team from Lung Care Foundation: Dr. Arvind Kumar, Founder & Managing Trustee Lung Care Foundation

Brief Program Report

Doctors for Clean Air was launched with 30 Doctors who attended the launch event. Dr. Kumar, in his presentation spoke about the Health Ill-effects of Air Pollution and the present situation of Air Pollution in our country. Dr. Papa Clean Air Champion from Tamil Nadu spoke about their experience with Air Pollution and Low-Cost Monitoring.

The discussions amongst the participating Doctors were rich and powerful. We now have requests from Salem, Cuddalore, Coimbatore and Pondicherry for a district level launches and all these districts have also committed to involved neighbouring districts, for example – Salem will also involve Dharmapuri, Erode and Namakkal. Cuddalore and Pondicherry will involve Nagapattinam and Kariakal and Coimbatore will involve Nilgiris, Theni and Dindigal, districts.

As part of DFCA launch the team also visited the North Chennai – Ennore – regions impacted by coal fired thermal power plants. DFCA will be conducting a health camp in Seppakkam village and then strategizing about their next steps in advancing the community demand of relocation from the vicinity of fly ash ponds to a cleaner environment.

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The workplace of Traffic Police Personnel – the public streets are highly polluted with various sources such as vehicular emissions, road dust, residential and commercial construction, industries, dump yards, etc. Thus, they are vulnerable to long term and continuous exposure to pollutants. Assessing their respiratory health will speak volumes about the brunt of air pollution that they are exposed to. In this context, Huma Lung Foundation, a member of Doctors For Clean Air conducted the radiographic screening for the Traffic Police Personnel in Chennai City and the report was developed in collaboration with Healthy Energy Initiative (India).

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