Heat Wave Forecast- High Alert imposed at KMC Hospitals

Heat Wave Forecast- High Alert imposed at KMC Hospitals

Pak Chronicle Report


On directives of Administrator Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, high alert has been imposed at all Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) hospitals and 1122 rescue services in wake of heat wave forecast by Meteorological Department.

All departments of Medical and Health Services are asked to remain on their toes to cope with any untoward situation. All concerned officials and staffers have also been asked to remain on duty around the clock, stated a press release issued on Monday by Media Department of KMC.

According to it focal persons of the hospitals are directed to make foolproof arrangements in the wake of heat wave alert. Concerned officials are asked to ensure implementation of directives in true letter and spirit.

Heat Stroke Centres made Public: The KMC has made public details of heat stroke centres established at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Sobhraj Maternity Hospital, Gizri Maternity Hospital, Landhi Medical Complex, Sarfaraz Rafeeqi Shaheed Hospital, Primary Healthcare Centre Lyari, Gizarabad General Hospital, Leprosy Hospital Manghopir, Homeopathic Hospital Nazimabad, Caridac Centre Shah Faisal, Caridac Centre Landhi, Karachi Institute of Kidney Diseases and Karachi Institute of Health Heart Diseases. The numbers of focal persons of these centres have also been issued.

Citizens asked to adopt precautionary measures: Meanwhile, Medical and Health Services department issued an advisory for the people and asked them to adopt precautionary measures. The citizens are asked to drink water and ORS to remain save from dehydration.

The people have also been asked to avoid unnecessary go out and wear caps while working or going outside.  “The people should avoid going out from 9 am to 5pm and use umbrella or remain in shelter if it is necessary to go out,” the advisory read.

It asked the diabetic and blood pressure patients to adopt special preventive measures. The advisory asked the citizens to approach their nearest heat stroke centre in case of any emergency, concluded the press release.


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