Heatwave Health Advisory: In view of the unusual increase in temperature, the Central Government has issued an alert regarding heatwave and heat wave and has issued advisory to all the states and union territories to deal with the heat.
Heatwave Alert: In view of the unusual increase in temperature in some states in the last week of February, the Central Government has issued an alert regarding heatwave and heat wave and has issued advisory to all states and union territories to deal with the heat. . This is the first time, when on 28 February 2023, the Union Health Ministry had to issue an alert to deal with the heat wave in India. Regarding this, the Union Health Secretary has written a letter to the Chief Secretaries of all the states and told them the ways to avoid heatwave. Let us tell you that from now itself the heat has started in many states and in some areas the temperature has reached above 35 degrees.
- From March 1, the data of diseases caused by heat will be recorded.
The Union Health Secretary has written a letter to the Chief Secretaries of all the states asking them to start recording the data of heat-related diseases, patients suffering from extreme heat and deaths due to heatwave from March 1, 2023.
- Government started recording data on climate change
It has been said in the letter that in many parts of India, the temperature has already increased in a normal way. In such a situation, in view of the Government’s National Program on Climate Change and Human Health, data should be collected that in which state and district, how many people are falling sick due to heat or may lose their lives.
- Instructions to the hospital to keep stock of medicines
Apart from this, hospitals have been told that in view of heat-related diseases, stock of essential medicines, ORS pouches and other items should be collected in sufficient quantity in the hospital. Along with this, it has been asked to conduct surveillance of heat-related diseases across the country.
- Do not leave the house from 12 noon to 3 pm
To avoid the heat, the government has also issued an advisory for the common people and has given a salad not to leave the house from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Along with this, the government has also issued a helpline number, so that these numbers can be contacted in case of any emergency. Common people can contact helpline numbers 108 and 102 in case of heat stroke.