Monday, June, 17,2024

Rajasthan: Doctors advise people to keep themselves hydrated, avoid travel during daytime in wake of heatstroke cases

Jaipur (Rajasthan): Scorching heat has disrupted normal life in Rajasthan. The weather department has issued red alerts in most of the districts. In some districts of western Rajasthan, the temperature has crossed 48 degrees Celsius.

Intense heat has resulted in an increase in heat stroke and brain stroke patients in the hospitals of the state. Doctors are advising patients suffering from heart and other serious diseases to keep themselves hydrated and avoid travelling during the daytime in the wake of heat stroke cases.

According to Dr Manish Agarwal, senior neurosurgeon of SMS hospital in Jaipur in this season of extreme heat, it is important to take special care of children as well as patients suffering from heart and brain-related diseases.

Dr Manish Agarwal said, "Temperature is very high. Patients are having headaches. They are vomiting. Some patients who have fainted due to extreme heat are also coming. Some of them are suffering from diarrhoea and are also vulnerable. During the heat waves, there are chances of brain stroke as patients suffer from dehydration. Due to dehydration, blood clots can occur in brain vessels which can result in heat stroke. We have advised people to keep themselves hydrated, take enough liquids and avoid going out in extreme heat. This has the probability to affect the elderly and children more as they are more prone to dehydration."

He further advised people not to travel in extreme heat from 11 am to 4 pm.

He said, "People should avoid travel from 11 am to 4 pm. If travel cannot be avoided people should cover their head and face. They should use an umbrella also. Before travelling outside sufficient quantity of liquid should be consumed and a water bottle should also be carried to avoid dehydration."

Earlier after the temperature breached the mark of 46 degrees Celsius, the Regional Meteorological Department has expressed the possibility of daytime temperature crossing the mark of 48 degrees Celsius and above in various parts of Rajasthan.

Speaking to ANI, Radhe Shyam Sharma, Director of the Regional Meteorological Center, Jaipur said, "There is no respite from the scorching heat, as temperatures have already crossed the mark of 46 degrees Celsius and now mercury is intended to rise beyond 48 degrees Celsius."

According to the Regional Meteorological Department, Pilani in Western Rajasthan recorded the season's highest temperature of 47.2 degrees Celsius. 

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