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K-Electric Ask to Reduce Load-shedding Hours to Avoid Heatstroke

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KARACHI-Executive Director, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), Dr Seemin Jamali, asked the K-Electric administration for minimum power outage during day hours and also enhances coordination with KWSB to supply of fresh water without any hindrance to prevent citizens from heatstroke.

Dr Seemin Jamali, said Meteorological Department has predicated new spell of heat-wave in Karachi from October 08, to October 13, 2017 and Sindh health department has puts all hospitals on high alert to combat situation in the light of predication. She said there is no need of panic as overall situation is different this year in compared with past.

k-electricShe said JPMC administration has devised comprehensive heat-wave emergency plan to save citizens from expected heat-wave like situation in the light of Met Office predication.  She said children and elderly people are the more vulnerable of this kind of situation so that preventive measures are necessary to save them from expected heat-wave like situation.

She informed that tiredness, dehydration, weakness, severe headache, vomiting and breath disorder are the some common symptoms which may leads person towards heat-stroke.

Dr Jamali advised the citizen avoid unnecessary exposure in sun, cover their heads if necessary to go outside, increase water intake, and abstain taking tea, coffee and cold-drink to avoid heat-stroke.

She said administration arranged extra-beds to provide treatment facilities to heat-stroke victims on urgent basis. She said doctors, paramedical, nurses and medicines are available to treat heat-stroke patients.

She demanded of the government to ensure supply of water in slums areas of Karachi as well as uninterrupted power supply in day hours across the city till weather comes on normality.

October 10, 2017

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