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Centre commissions Delhi’s first heat stroke unit at RML Hospital

Amidst the rising heatwave conditions in the national capital, Delhi’s first heat stroke unit has been prepared to treat patients in the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

The heat stroke unit was inaugurated by the Additional Secretary of the Union Health Ministry, Roli Singh on Wednesday. Speaking about the same, Roli Singh, Additional Secretary, MOHFW, said, “It is a good initiative RML has taken this initiative to start a heat stroke management unit. I am glad to see that state-of-the-art equipment here.”

“The idea is to inform more and more people regarding this unit and encourage them to use these facilities. I would like to congratulate the RML team for this,” she said. The ministry has also issued an advisory regarding heat stroke management. This advisory has been given to every state by the ministry.

Roli Singh further informed that the advisory on heat stroke management has been sent to every hospital wherein information is provided on ways to manage heat stroke patients, the requirements, and what things need to be taken care of.

“The Union Health Ministry has given instructions to make arrangements for ice packs, glucose, and ORS among others in hospitals to prevent heat stroke,” she added. ANI

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