Two dead due to excess heat in Maharashtra


Maharashtra is witnessing heavy heat from few days. Nearly two people died due to the excessive heat in Aurangabad and Solapur.

The temperature of Akola has reached to 44.0 degree Celsius on Thursday. Several other cities faced above 40-degree Celsius temperature.

The increasing temperatures have forced the state government to take strict measure. On Thursday, Minister for Health Deepak Sawant stated that public hospitals have come up with heat therapy. Different cells have been made to treat the people affected by heat. The reports revealed that it has been setup in public hospitals too.

“We have appealed to the people to take necessary precautions in view of the worsening heat wave. Special centres have been started at district and sub-district hospitals,” said Sawant. The government has activated helpline numbers 104 and 108 for the purpose, he added.

Several guidelines were issued by the Health Department few days back to protect the people from heat.

As per Sunitha Devi, Director, Weather Section, India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, “The warmth will stay till April 1 in the Vidharbha district while in Central Maharashtra it is likely continue till March 31 after which individuals can expect some break.”

“The nearness of an against typhoon trough, and hot winds originating from Gujarat and Rajasthan are bringing on the heatwave. We have been issuing notices about the warmth wave for the condition of Maharashtra. Individuals need to play it safe,” Devi stated.

“It was after the reports of passings on Thursday that the state government appeared to wake up from its sleep,” said a senior IMD official.

“Actually, with the gauge of a harsher summer crosswise over Maharashtra in the times of April and May, the state government ought to draw an arrangement of activity right now,” said the authority.

On Thursday, several cities in Maharashtra faced temperature up to 5 degree Celsius.