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Hospitals Told To Be Ready For Heatstroke Cases

After maximum temperature in city touched 40 degree Celsius, health department’s IDSP branch has decided to keep a tab on heat stroke cases in city. IDSP officials claimed that due to sudden rise in temperature, cases of heat stroke have increased in city, due to which things are being monitored.
IDSP in charge Dr Santosh Sisodiya said, “All hospitals have been asked to ensure that required medicines including ORS, diarrhoea medicines and others are in stock.”

Department has started surveillance on 22 OPDs. IDSP employee Sunil Sahu said there are around 1980 OPD patients in city of which 80 patients have complained of fever. However, no heat stroke patients were reported in OPD on Monday.

Noticing increase in temperature, weather department on Monday has also issued an advisory for public asking people not to go out in the sun.

The advisory further mentioned that people should go out in light coloured cotton clothes and should cover their head to avoid direct contact of sunlight. While the advisory further mentioned that people should drink adequate amount of water to stay hydrated.

According to department, maximum temperature recorded in the city on Monday was 38.4 degree Celsius, which is one degree more than normal.

Several heatstrokes cases were witnessed in Rewa, Shahdol, Khargone, Chhatarpur, Damoh, Hoshangabad, Betul, Datia, and Guna districts.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 43 degree Celsius in Khargone. – The Times of India

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