India accounts for 23% of global pneumonia cases

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially fatal infection that should not be overlooked. It can disrupt your life for weeks or may even cause hospitalization. Small children, people over 65 years, or people with chronic conditions like lung diseases, including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, heart disease, and diabetes, as well as smokers, are at a higher risk.