ODISHA SRC EMPHASISES ON MIKING ON HEAT WAVE PRECAUTIONS

May 31, 2024 - 18:45
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ODISHA SRC EMPHASISES ON MIKING ON HEAT WAVE PRECAUTIONS
Bhubaneswar (31/05/2024): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Bhubaneswar has intimated that 19 stations (Jharsuguda, Titlagarh, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Malkangiri, Sonepur, Bhawanipatna, Balangir, Hirakud, Rourkela, Nuapada, Boudh, Sundargarh, Phulbani, Angul, Talcher, Keonjhar, Paralakhemundi and Rayagada) recorded highest day temperature above 40° C and the heat wave situation may continue for next 5 days.
Heat is major health concern for general public exposed to it and vulnerable people (infant, elderly, pregnant women and sick people).
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Satyabrata Sahu advised to public to take precautionary measures for hot weather while going outside during peak hours of the day (around 11.00 AM -3.00 PM), avoid prolonged heat exposure, wear light weight, light coloured, loose, cotton clothes, cover your head, use a wet cloth, hat or umbrella while going out during peak hours and drink sufficient water even if not feeling thirsty to avoid dehydration. The SRC asked the people to use ORS, homemade drinks like lassi, torani (rice water), sugarcane juice, lemon water, buttermilk, etc.to re-hydrate the body. He said, "Caution workers should avoid direct sunlight during the peak hours.
Strenuous jobs should be scheduled to cooler times of the day.
The frequency and length of rest breaks for outdoor activities should be increased.
Pregnant workers and workers with a medical condition should be given additional attention.
Please do miking advising people on heat wave precautions, keep hospitals in readiness, advise no work during 11.00 AM to 3.00 PM, all buses should carry drinking water, ORS and ice cubes with them.
People should use shoes, chappals and umbrella and carry water and all other measures." As on date 5 sunstroke death confirmed (Balasore-1, Dhenkanal-1, Mayurbhanj-1, Sonepur-1 and Balangir-1) Sundargarh reported alleged sunstroke death of 12 cases and Post Mortem is being conducted after that cause of the death shall be ascertained. Jharsuguda reported alleged sunstroke death of 6 cases and Post Mortem is being conducted after that cause of the death shall be ascertained .