Heat Wave Precautions: Health Ministry has issued important guidelines to face the scorching heat

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Heat Wave Precautions: Many states of the country including Delhi-NCR are facing scorching heat. In such a situation, experts have issued a list of some important guidelines related to heat for the general public, weak people, and people working outside the house.

Heat Wave Precautions: This year the month of April was the hottest in the last 122 years. During this, the Ministry of Health has issued necessary guidelines to stay healthy and safe during the scorching heat. Experts have released a list of do's and don'ts for the general public, weak people, and office going public.

General public: what to do

Drink enough water throughout the day, even if you are not feeling thirsty, keep drinking water. Do not let the body dehydrate. Be sure to carry drinking water with you while traveling.

Use an oral rehydration solution (ORS). Also, consume homemade drinks like lemonade, buttermilk, lassi, and fruit juices.

Be sure to eat seasonal fruits, such as watermelon, melon, orange, grapes, pineapple, cucumber, lettuce, etc.

Wear light-colored loose and cotton clothes only.

While going out, make sure to cover things like umbrellas, hats, and towels and protect them from direct sunlight.

Wear slippers or shoes while going out of the house.

Stay up-to-date on the weather around you via radio, TV, and newspapers.

As much as possible, stay at the home, office, or a place that is ventilated and cool.

Keep windows and doors closed during the day and put up curtains. You can open them at night.

Go out only early in the morning or at night.

Weak people: what to do

People who are already suffering from any disease can easily become a victim of heat stress and illness. This group includes infants, young children, pregnant women, and people working outside. Also, people who are suffering from mental illness, people who are physically ill, are suffering from heart disease or high blood pressure.

Such people are advised to drink plenty of water during the day.

If you have to get out of the house, then do not go out in the heat right away. Slowly move to warmer temperatures.

Someone should be present to take care of the old or those who are sick. Also, keep monitoring their health continuously.

What shouldn't everyone do?

Do not go out in the sun from 12 o'clock to 3 o'clock in the day.

When you're out, don't do work that takes a lot of effort.

Don't go out barefoot.

Do not do cooking when hot temperatures are at their peak.

Keep the windows and doors of the kitchen well open so that there is ventilation.

Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol, tea, coffee, and soft drinks. Drinks that are high in sugar cause fluid loss or stomach cramps

Avoid consuming high-protein foods and stale food.