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Health Ministry issued advisory to the states regarding heat wave and rising temperature, said – be alert about diseases

Many states of the country are battling the scorching heat.

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The Union Health Secretary has asked the states to disseminate the guidelines on the National Action Plan on Heat Related Diseases at the district level.

Temperature across the country (Temperature, Between rising and blowing hot winds, the central government (Central Government) has requested the States and Union Territories to review for adequate availability of essential medicines in health centers and ensure adequate drinking water supply in vulnerable areas. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan (Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, issued an advisory to the Chief Secretaries of the states and union territories on Sunday. advisory (Advisory, I urged that the guidelines document on National Action Plan on Heat Related Diseases be sent to all the districts so that the cases of heatstroke can be effectively managed.

It is mentioned in the letter that daily monitoring of heat-related diseases is being done under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) in all the states and union territories from March 1. It said that please ensure that these daily surveillance reports are shared with the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

Heat wave forecast for next three to four days

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote in the letter that the daily heat warnings shared by the India Meteorological Department and NCDC with the states express the forecast of heatwave for the next three to four days and sent them rapidly at the district and health center level. May go. He said that the State Health Department should continue efforts for capacity building of medical officers, health workers and grassroot level workers.

The Union Health Secretary has asked the states to disseminate the guidelines on the National Action Plan on Heat Related Diseases at the district level. Also said that states should sensitize all health workers for early detection and management of heat illness. Apart from this, asked to ensure the availability of adequate drinking water in all health facilities. Health facilities should prepare and review IV availability. Must have liquids, ice packs, ORS and all necessary items.

However, the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorms and dust storms from Monday in the hope of getting some relief from the heat wave. IMD Senior Scientist RK Jenamani told ANI that the Western Disturbance is near Pakistan-Afghanistan and is moving towards Delhi and there is a possibility of thunderstorm or dust storm in Northwest India. At the same time, according to the latest forecast of the Meteorological Department, the monsoon will start from May 15.

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