" Ideally should be evacuated , especially people who are at risk , especially children , infants , pregnant women and the elderly , " said Dr. Saad Azizman , pulmonary specialist at Arifin Achmad Hospital in Pekanbaru , Riau , told the BBC’s Indonesian , Heyder Affan Thursday ( 13 / 03 ) afternoon .
According to him , the evacuation is urgently needed because the air quality in the County and the surrounding area has been categorized as “dangerous” .
" Because fatal consequences . Cleaner air ( in Soweto and surrounding areas ) no longer exists , " said Azisman .
He said the common symptoms seen in people who experience respiratory irritation in the form of cough , runny nose , shortness of breath until the headache .
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"If left unchecked, this alarming once . Could more severe pain , inflammation of the lungs and can also oxygen toxicity , " he explained .
" Ideally should be evacuated , especially people who are at risk , especially children , infants , pregnant women and elderly people . "
The National Disaster Management Agency ( BNPB ) , Thursday ( 13 / 03 ) said that air quality conditions in Soweto and surrounding areas ” already at a dangerous level . “
Data BNPB also mentioned , as many as 49 591 people in the region suffer from diseases caused by smoke Riau such as respiratory infections, pneumonia , asthma , irritation of the eyes and skin .
Last week, the County Health Department report , there is an increasing number of victims who suffered respiratory irritation and other disorders due to smog in recent weeks , especially in Pekanbaru .
Increasing numbers of victims
According BNPB , the impact of forest fires in Riau and more widespread .
" Almost the entire area in Riau and West Sumatra clouded by the haze of smoke , " said Head of Data Information and Public Relations , Sutopo Purwo Nugroho , in a press statement .
BNPB mentioned , the impact of forest and land fires continue meluas.Menurutnya , the dominant wind direction from the northeast to the southwest , bringing the smoke caused widespread smoke .
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So far , he says , there are 46 hotspots were observed and no satellite NOAA18 137 hotspots from Modis satellite there are 137 points in the Riau region .
" This fire points lower than the previous day’s data , " he said .
Related efforts of law enforcement in the case of land and forest fires , according to BNPB , they have lowered 582 police personnel and authority related.According BNPB , to cope with the disaster of smoke in Riau , on Friday morning ( 14/3 ) tomorrow , will be deployed C- 130 Hercules aircraft to do a ” weather modification ” .
" In addition, the unit will be operated six ground -based generators in the sprayer system SSK II Pekanbaru airport to reduce the concentration of smoke that visibility at the airport is expected to be better and the flight can be done , " said in a statement Sutopo