Health department formed special units in 13 hospitals to deal with heatstroke in Karachi

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from Frontier Post
Published on 10 Oct 2017 View Original

KARACHI: Health Department of Sindh has finalized all the arrangements regarding the recent heat wave in the city and established special units in 13 hospitals to provide better treatment to the victims of heatstroke.

The health experts advised the elderly people, children and those who are suffering from other disease should avoid travelling the in the sun because of the heat.

They added that those who were affected by a heatstroke needs to take a cold bath immediately and prevent themselves from more sun exposure.

Last year, Karachi experienced its worst heat wave in nearly 35 years, killing over 1,000 people. Morgues ran out of space, and people rushed to overcrowded hospitals to donate medicines, juices and water for the patients.

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