'Half my lung cancer patients are non-smokers': toxic air crisis chokes Delhi

'Half my lung cancer patients are non-smokers': toxic air crisis chokes Delhi

Pollution not just affecting peoples’ health but also India’s political leadership, with Modi appearing reluctant to head response

As the air quality fell, first to severe, then to emergency levels this week, doctors at Sir Ganga Ram hospital knew they needed to start fast-tracking patients.

“They come in, they get a nebuliser, and they go,” says Arvind Kumar, a lung surgeon at the medical facility in north Delhi.

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