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Temp soars to 45 degrees in parts of Gujarat, hospitals on alert

With heat wave sweeping Kutch, Saurashtra and other parts of Gujarat, Health Minister Nitin Patel has directed all district hospitals to be prepared for tackling an emergency situation.

india Updated: May 15, 2016 15:06 IST
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A man splashing water on his face to beat the heat.  (Photo by Arun Mondhe/ Hindustan Times) (
A man splashing water on his face to beat the heat. (Photo by Arun Mondhe/ Hindustan Times) ((Hindustan Times)

With heat wave sweeping Kutch, Saurashtra and other parts of Gujarat, Health Minister Nitin Patel has directed all district hospitals to be prepared for tackling an emergency situation.

In many parts of the state, daytime temperature in the last couple of days soared to 43 to 45 degrees Celsius.

“The government has appealed to the people to take precautionary measures for protecting themselves from extreme heat conditions. We have put all district hospitals on alert and have directed them to be prepared and render all medical assistance to those affected by sunstroke,” Patel told PTI.

In an official press release, the state government has asked people to drink ORS, homemade drinks, lemon water, coconut water etc to stay hydrated.

It also asked denizens to mostly remain indoors during the daytime and to ensure that they do not get directly exposed to sunlight, wear light coloured cotton clothes, cap and use umbrella as precautionary measures.