Heatwave kills two in Maharashtra

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2015 22:32 IST

In the wake of the heatwave gripping the country, the Maharashtra state health department conducted a review of cases of heatstroke in Maharashtra, in which the state has recorded 17 cases of sunstroke and two deaths. The deaths were reported from Jalgoan and Hingoli districts of the state, state health officials said.

Most cases this year have been recorded in the Parbhani and Beed districts,” said a senior state health official, adding that all public hospitals have been asked to maintain a “cold ward” where patients with sunstroke can be treated effectively.

Dr AK Niswade, dean of Government Medical College, Nagpur, said that the hospital has recorded one case of heat exhaustion. Nagpur has recorded the highest temperature across districts, state health officials said.

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