Published On: Thu, Mar 31st, 2022

Severe heat wave conditions grip Telangana

Hyderabad: Severe heat wave conditions prevailed in parts of Telangana on Thursday with the maximum day temperature crossing 42 degrees Celsius.

ORS packets and IV fluids available in all primary health centres in the school

Adilabad was the hottest with the mercury shooting up to 42.3 degrees followed by 41.4 in Nizamabad. Ramagundam recorded maximum temperature of 41.2 degrees and Nalgonda — 41 degrees.

Heat wave conditions also prevailed in Hyderabad with the maximum temperature of 40.4 degrees. It was same in Medk and Mahabubnagar.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad Meteorological Centre has issued heat alert for next two days. Maximum temperatures are very likely to hover around 40-43 degrees.

Heat wave conditions likely to prevail at isolated pockets in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad and Jagityal districts.

Heat is tolerable for general public but moderate health concern for vulnerable people like infants, elderly, people with chronic diseas, the met office said.

Due to increase of heat conditions and maximum temperatures rise during 12 noon to 3 pm, public has been advised not to go out during the period. They have also been advised to have adequate intake of liquid diet like ORS, water etc.

Meteorologists have also urged people to stay in cool and shade areas, avoid heat exposure, keep cool and avoid dehydration.

Meanwhile, Director of public health Srinivasa Rao has appealed to people to take all precautions as the met office has forecast that the temperature could be above 40 degrees

He said people have been advised not to come out between 12 pm and 4 pm unless it is very important. Children, elderly and pregnant women should avoid venturing out.

Those who have to spend most of the time outside for work should drink plenty of water and fluids, he said.

ORS packets and IV fluids available in all primary health centres in the school.

In view of severe heat wave conditions, the state government has reduced the timing of schools from Thursday.

As per an order issued by the school education department, all government-run and private schools in the state will function from 8 am to 11.30 am from March 31 to April 6. The government schools have been directed to provide mid-day meals before 11.30 am.

As the day temperature was soaring, the schools were functioning for half-day (8.30 am to 12-30 pm) from March 15. Now with the severe heat wave conditions gripping the state, the authorities have further reduced the timing.

 

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