The pollution caused by land and forest fires may have an acute health impact in the short run, he said.
Acute respiratory tract infection is a health disorder which is mostly found where the air quality is bad due to land and forest fires, he said.
The infection may trigger other diseases among the people exposed to air pollution, he said.
"Since it is acute, it could trigger asthma, hypertension and heart disease for those running the risk of the diseases," he said.
Health offices both at provincial and district/municipal levels are still able to cope with the problems caused by land and forest fires, he said.
"Of course, we must prevent land and forest fires. Not only local people but companies also set fire to the forest to make way for farmland," he said.
The commitment and policy of regional governments are essential to handle air pollution caused by land and forest fires, vehicles and industries, he said.