Haryana

HEAT WAVE: HARYANA DISASTER MANAGEMENT ON ACTIVE MODE: ADVISE TO DRINK LASSI, LEMON AND USES UMBRELA

May 22, 2018 08:55 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

In view of the severity of the prevailing heat wave in the State, the Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Haryana has issued some ‘Do's and Don'ts’ for the awareness of the public so as to minimize its impact.

If anyone feel faint or ill, see a doctor immediately. Also keep animals in shade and give them plenty of water to drink. People should keep their homes cool by using curtains, shutters or sunshade during day. Open windows at night, use fans, damp clothing and take bath in cold water frequently. Provide cool drinking water near work place. Caution workers to avoid direct sunlight.Schedule strenuous jobs to cooler times of the day. Increase the frequency and length of rest breaks for outdoor activities. Pregnant workers and workers with a medical condition should be given additional attention in this weather.

Giving details an official spokesperson said that to minimize the brunt of extreme heat that could lead to physiological strain and even death in some cases one should follow the measures like - Listen to Radio, watch TV, read News paper for local weather forecast to know if a heat wave is on the way, drink sufficient water and as often as possible (even if not thirsty), wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose fitting and porous cotton clothes. Use protective goggles, umbrella, pagri/dupatta/hat, shoes or chappals while going out in sun, While travelling carry water, for working outside, use a hat or an umbrella and also use a damp cloth on your head, neck, face and limbs. Use ORS (oral rehydration solution), home-made drinks like lassi, lemon water, buttermilk, etc. which help to re-hydrate the body. Recognize the signs of heat stroke, heat rash or heat cramps such as weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, sweating and seizures.

If anyone feel faint or ill, see a doctor immediately. Also keep animals in shade and give them plenty of water to drink. People should keep their homes cool by using curtains, shutters or sunshade during day. Open windows at night, use fans, damp clothing and take bath in cold water frequently. Provide cool drinking water near work place. Caution workers to avoid direct sunlight.

Schedule strenuous jobs to cooler times of the day. Increase the frequency and length of rest breaks for outdoor activities. Pregnant workers and workers with a medical condition should be given additional attention in this weather.

In addition do not leave children or pets in parked vehicles, avoid going out in the sun, especially between 12.00 noon and 3.00 p.m., avoid wearing dark, heavy or tight clothing, avoid strenuous activities especially outside when the temperature is high. Avoid cooking during peak hours, open doors and windows to ventilate cooking area adequately. Avoid alcohol, tea, coffee and carbonated soft drinks, which dehydrate the body. Avoid high-protein food and do not eat stale food.

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