High Spell of Heat has gripped the cities across Pakistan and also causing heat strokes and even heat exhaustion if care was not taken.
The ongoing heat wave is all but gone now, with several cities across Pakistan recording heavy rains over the weekend. However, with higher humidity and temperatures still in the high thirties, it’s better to be cautious.
During this spell of heat, heart patients may be particularly vulnerable. Experts have advised people to stay hydrated and avoid exposure to high heat.
The spell of heat is already taking a toll on people in the city as hospitals in Rawalpindi and Islamabad are receiving a hundred patients on overage daily with heat-related disorders.
So far, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has already received over 300 patients with heat exhaustion, heat cramps or heat syncope. However, no patient with sunstroke (heatstroke) was admitted there.
Head of Department of Infectious Diseases at HFH Dr. Muhammad Mujeeb Khan said that the media should play an active role to create awareness among masses on how to avoid health threats
He stated that avoiding heat-related diseases needed simple measures like sufficient water intake and non-exposure to sun.
“Heatstroke can happen only after a brief exposure to high temperature; however, heat exhaustion results from days of exposure to high heat and may as well cause heat stroke.”