Canadian woman becomes world’s first patient to be diagnosed with ‘climate change’
British Columbia/Bhubaneswar: In a bizarre incident, a doctor in Canada’s British Columbia diagnosed a woman with breathing problems as suffering from ‘climate change’.
The patient in question is asthmatic and the recent wildfires in the Kootenays region worsened her condition. The region witnessed more than 1,600 wildfires in this fiscal year alone.
According to reports, Dr. Kyle Merritt, who heads the Kootenay Lake Hospital’s emergency room, said that the wildfires coupled with rising temperatures worsened preexisting conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart problems, etc.
Speaking of the woman whom he diagnosed with ‘climate change’, Dr. Merritt said: “She has diabetes. She has some heart failure. She lives in a trailer with no air conditioning. All of her health problems have worsened. And she’s really struggling to stay hydrated.”
“If we’re not looking at the underlying cause, and we’re just treating the symptoms, we’re just gonna keep falling further and further behind,” he added.
A senior citizen, the woman diagnosed with ‘climate change’ is reportedly in her seventies and lives in a trailer.
The year 2021 saw Canada witnessing one of the worse heat waves ever which further exacerbated her worsening health.