Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Health Office optimizes health services at health facilities to reduce the risk of infection from diseases that emerge due to Jakarta's poor air quality, according to the Jakarta Health Office's Head Ani Ruspitawati.

Jakarta Health Office will also conduct dissemination of information or promotion of healthy lifestyle, Ruspitawati said when contacted here, Wednesday.

The health services offered by the office comprise promotional for health improvement, preventive targeting disease prevention, curative for disease recovery, and rehabilitative or health recovery programs to anticipate diseases due to poor air quality.

Ruspitawati said poor air quality can occur due to natural and human factors from any activities.

"The one that contributes more is pollution caused by humans," she pointed out.

Jakarta is the country's capital city, with dynamic developments that are directly or indirectly causal to air pollution. Moreover, several provinces around Jakarta contribute to air pollution.

The environmental factor significantly affects the air quality in Jakarta and its surrounding regions. This includes pollution from vehicles, industrial smoke, household activities, and trash heaps.

"A good environment for Jakarta and all regions, in general, is certainly an environment free from air pollution," Ruspitawati said.

On Tuesday (June 6), the air quality index in Jakarta was recorded at 120, with PM2.5 pollutant concentration at 43.1 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m³).

With this figure, Jakarta globally ranks fifth in terms of city producing poor air quality.

Given this condition, the Jakarta Health Office reminded Jakarta's residents to use public transportation to reduce the use of personal vehicles and to not burn waste.

"A message for Jakarta's residents is use a mask to reduce the entry of dirty air into the lungs to avoid diseases due to air pollution," she noted.

Residents are also advised to visit the nearest Public Health Center (Puskesmas) if they encounter issues due to poor air quality.

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Translator: Siti Nurhaliza, Fadhli Ruhman
Editor: Tia Mutiasari
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