Follow these instructions to stay safe in heat wave

News Bharati    04-Jun-2019

New Delhi, June 4: Prevailing heat wave conditions are over parts of the country can cause adverse effects on human health. Keeping this in mind, a health advisory has been issued for people to stay safe during the heat wave. At present, heat wave conditions are prevailing over East U.P, West Rajasthan, Vidarbha, West Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, East Rajasthan, West U.P and East M.P.


 

The Health Ministry has suggested the Dos and Don’ts for the citizens to follow.

Dos:

Stay indoors and in shaded places.

Use umbrella/hat/cap/towel when outside.

Wear thin loose cotton, light coloured garments.

Drink frequently water and salted drinks - lassi, lemon water, fruit juices, ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution). Eat fruits such as watermelon, cucumber, lemon, orange etc.

Take a frequent cool bath and reduce room temperature: use window shades/curtains, fan, cooler, air conditioner, cross ventilate the room, sprinkle water, keep indoor plants

A person feeling unwell, especially old aged, young children, pregnant women, those with pre-existing medical conditions, and outdoor workers, should be immediately shifted to a cooler place, put on minimum clothing, be sponged with cold water, applying ice packs wrapped in cloth, and transported to the nearest health facility.

Don’ts:

Going out in the sun, especially between 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm

Doing strenuous activities when outside in the afternoon.

Drinking alcohol, tea, coffee and carbonated soft drinks

Leaving children or pets in a parked vehicle.

Wearing dark-coloured, synthetic and tight clothing.