Updated: November 4, 2019 7:31:13 pm
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s advice to people of Delhi to eat enough carrots to increase the level of antioxidants in their bodies amid deteriorating air quality seems to have not passed muster with netizens.
Using hashtag #EatRightIndia_34, Vardhan shared several tips that people can follow to prevent themselves from pollution-related ailments.
“Eating carrots helps the body get Vitamin A, potassium, and antioxidants which protect against night blindness common in India. Carrots also help against other pollution-related harm to health,” read the post that also featured a caricature of the politician eating a carrot.
Eating carrots helps the body get Vitamin A, potassium, & antioxidants which protect against night blindness common in India. Carrots also help against other pollution-related harm to health.#EatRightIndia @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA @fssaiindia pic.twitter.com/VPjVfiMpR8
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) November 3, 2019
With a public health emergency being declared in Delhi as the air quality remained in the ‘severe’ category for the seventh consecutive day, Vardhan’s tweet was not well received by netizens, who expressed dismay and annoyance over the post.
“Is this to say that we won’t fix the pollution problem and you guys just keep eating carrots?” questioned a user while sharing the post.
— PNJ (@pranab_jha) November 3, 2019
Slow clap for your suggestion sir👏 👏 👏
— nochillbro (@LalitBhanot1) November 3, 2019
— Smita Nayak (@smna17) November 4, 2019
Many antinationals are asking this sir..plz reply pic.twitter.com/n8PlrRZSK9
— Rajat (@Cobrakai_1) November 3, 2019
What’s the point eating carrots when you are breathing this?? pic.twitter.com/fMwiM7Xweh
— Aman Jhutty (@AmanKJhooti) November 3, 2019
😂😂😂 does eating gajar halwa count? https://t.co/PtVEYoqfZf
— Arpan (@arfunnnnn) November 4, 2019
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