Campaign to educate people on heat stroke

Campaign to educate people on heat stroke
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As the High Court took up hearing on the State government’s plan of action to deal with heat wave conditions prevailing in Telangana on Monday, the district administration embarked on a campaign to educate people to protect themselves from heat stroke. In the wake of growing day-time temperatures and severe heat conditions.

Warangal: As the High Court took up hearing on the State government’s plan of action to deal with heat wave conditions prevailing in Telangana on Monday, the district administration embarked on a campaign to educate people to protect themselves from heat stroke. In the wake of growing day-time temperatures and severe heat conditions, District Collector V Karuna has directed the district medical and health officials to maintain high alertness and to gear up to assist heat stroke victims.

The Collector has asked health officials, auxiliary nurse maids (ANMs) and accredited social health activists (Asha) workers to create awareness at village level on precautionary measures needed to be taken to prevent heat stroke. The Collector told the people not to venture out during noon hours and take measures to save themselves from blazing sun.

In a statement here, she asked the officials to make emergency medicines available at all primary health centres and sub centres across the district. The RTC and revenue officials were asked to constitute special teams at mandal level to tackle the situation. The revenue officials were told to construct water ponds under employment guarantee scheme to ensure availability of drinking water.

Similarly the RTC officials were asked to display posters on buses explaining precautionary measures to be taken to avoid sun stroke. Likewise flexi boards and posters should also be put up at all public places and the services of local cable networks should be used to educate people about heat conditions.

The teachers at all government schools asked to educate students and to make available oral rehydration sachets ready for children. On Monday, the District Collector has reviewed drinking water situation at Mahabubabad town. She discussed the situation with Municipal Chairperson Uma Murali Naik and others.

On the demand to release water from Pakhal Lake to Mahabubabad city, the Collector said a decision would be taken after taking stock of the situation at Pakhal and consulting the RDOs of Mahabubabad and Narasampet. To address the water scarcity, the Collector has asked tje officials to hire private agricultural wells to provide water besides undertaking repair of all the defunct bore wells.

Additional funds would be provided apart from the municipal funds if needed. She also asked officials to create awareness among the farmers to construct rainwater harvesting pits in their fields.

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