Rising mercury: Form heatwave units, Centre tells hospitals - Qoneqt
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    Nilesh Rathod in News

    19 Jun 06:43 PM


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    Rising mercury: Form heatwave units, Centre tells hospitals

    Amid a severe heatwave gripping north India, Union Health Minister JP Nadda reviewed preparedness at central government hospitals to handle rising heatstroke cases. The Health Ministry issued advisories for prioritizing heatstroke patients and setting up special units. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital reported five heatstroke deaths and 12 critical cases, mainly laborers. The mortality rate remains high due to delayed hospital access, emphasizing the urgency of timely treatment and public awareness.