Vikash Sharma

The people in several parts of Odisha, especially in the coastal belt are experiencing problems due to the sudden rise in the maximum or the day temperature in the last couple of days.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted that such hot and humid conditions will continue till tomorrow. It is likely that the maximum temperature will register a drop as several parts are likely to experience rainfall activities till February 26, 2024.

Meanwhile, the Health Department is also closely monitoring the situation in view of the rise in the temperature, informed Public Health Director, Niranjan Mishra.

According to Mishra, a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) or standard advisory on how to tackle heatstroke is there and every Health Department official is aware of it. If needed, we will again send a reminder in view of the situation, he said.

According to Mishra, awareness will also be created among people that they should not venture out in scorching heat. People should carry umbrellas and water bottles if they need to go out during peak hours. Similarly, people should also be aware of heat-related illnesses that can happen during this period.

“In each district, dedicated rooms with coolers and air conditioners, saline, and other medicines will be created at hospitals," Mishra added.

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