Indonesia: Over 39,000 people affected by haze smoke World

Indonesia: Over 39,000 people affected by haze smoke

As many as 39,277 residents in Riau province in Sumatra Island, Indonesia, have suffered from respiratory problems due to the escalating smoke haze caused by forest fires, according to head of the provincial Health Office Mimi Nazir.
Thailand: Bangkok on alert for air pollution ASEAN

Thailand: Bangkok on alert for air pollution

Residents in Bangkok, Thailand were warned on Feb. 8 the city’s air quality had hit dangerous levels just days after the country’s pollution control agency appealed to residents to wear face masks.
Hospital admissions up during heat Health

Hospital admissions up during heat

The first hot spell of summer, with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius, is sending more people, especially children and the elderly to hospital.
Indonesia forest fire suspects named ASEAN

Indonesia forest fire suspects named

The Indonesian police on October 20 published the names of seven foreign companies and their leaders suspected of causing forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan.
Paediatrics hospital faces overcrowding Health

Paediatrics hospital faces overcrowding

Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien on April 4 asked other hospitals in the capital city and neighbouring provinces to support the National Hospital of Paediatrics, which has been strained by overcrowding over the last two months.
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Prevention of asbestos-related diseases discussed

The Health Environment Management Agency (HEMA), under the Ministry of Health, held a conference in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to discuss the prevention of asbestos-related diseases on February 25 in Hanoi.