Health Secretary issued letter
The letter, written by Health Secretary K Senthil Kumar on March 13, was addressed to all divisional commissioners, district magistrates and civil surgeons. Kumar said that due to scanty rains, the atmosphere will remain dry and there is a possibility of heat wave. The letter states that in such a situation, children, pregnant and lactating women, old people and people suffering from other ailments may be in trouble and it is important to pay attention to them. Some of the common symptoms of heat wave include excessive sweating, rapid breathing. , muscle pain, vomiting or loose motion or even both, extreme thirst and high fever and sometimes the person may faint.
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Instructions issued to all districts
Kumar directed them to work at the administrative, hospital and community levels. He said that to deal with any epidemic, the committee already constituted at the district level would coordinate with the concerned departments on preventive and remedial works. He also directed to sensitize health workers about the need for immediate treatment and admitting the person suffering from heatstroke to the nearest health center. Kumar said that all primary health centres, community health centres, additional primary health centres, divisional hospitals, district hospitals and medical colleges and hospitals should ensure that they have sufficient quantities of IV fluids and ORS along with other essential medicines.
directions to health centers
He informed that the health centers have also been asked to collect the data of the dead as well as those coming with health problems due to the heat. Kumar stressed on the need to create awareness among people about the do’s and don’ts during such weather conditions and what steps they should take in case someone falls ill.
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