PDMA issues precautionary measures for heatwave

April 13, 2017
Published in Pakistan
Photo: Zahid Hussain (SAMAA)

Photo: Zahid Hussain (SAMAA)

KARACHI: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority – Sindh has issued precautionary measures with regard to the expected heatwave.

The Provincial Health Department be put on alert and heatstroke management centres to be established at all major hospitals/ rural health units and private hospitals, said a statement on Thursday.

Related emergency medicines to be readily available besides, enhanced and proactive coordination with emergency ambulance services operating in Karachi city, other urban centres and rural areas.

Helpline will also be established to facilitate and respond timely.

Awareness campaign to be run on electronic and print media to educate populace in heatstroke mitigation measures. – APP

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