Heat claims farmer’s life in Barmer
A 42-year-old man died of heat stroke in Barmer, police said on Friday. This was the first death due to heat reported in the desert state this year.
Over the last few days the day temperature in the state has been recorded above 43 degrees Celsius. On Friday, day temperature was recorded at 44.4 degrees, almost two notches above normal. The minimum temperature too remained above 28 degrees.
According to police, victim Sukhram Bishnoi, a resident of Khume Ki Beri under Dhorimanna block in Barmer, succumbed to the searing heat on Thursday afternoon. A cumin farmer, Bishnoi, was returning home from Dhorimanna Krishi Mandi after selling his crop around 4 pm, when he suddenly fell unconscious. The man was declared dead after he was taken to the hospital.
The blazing sun and searing heat wave together have adversely affected the normal in the western district of the desert state. While roads wear an empty look through the day, especially between 10 am and 6 pm, the strong dust storms sweeping the district has only added to the woes.
Special measures of providing lemon water, buttermilk and curds to Border Security Force jawans have been taken, deputy inspector general of BSF, Barmer sector, Pratual Gautam said.
Doctors have advised people to keep drinking lots of water and fruit-juice to avoid heat-stroke. Children, elderly persons, pregnant women lactating mothers, have been advised to remain indoors during day-time.
197 vomiting, 232 diarrhoea cases since Sunday
Prevailing heat conditions have also shot up the number of heat stroke, sunburn, vomiting and diarrhoea cases. According to medical department statistics, in the past five days a total of 197 cases of vomiting, 232 cases of diarrhoea were registered in Barmer. Besides, 1,263 cases of fever have also been reported.
“With rising mercury, more people suffering from vomiting, diarrhoea and fever are coming at hospital. The situation is still under control,” chief principal medical officer, Barmer hospital, Dr Sunil Kumar Bisht said.
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