Maharashtra government issues heatwave advisory; health minister sets up special therapy rooms

Maharashtra government has issued a heatwave advisory as the mercury has started rising in several parts of the state.

With the mercury rising in several parts of Maharashtra, the state government has issued an advisory asking people to save themselves from heat strokes.

The state has also issued a detailed list of do's and don'ts for the people of the state.

People have been advised to avoid stepping out in the noon, particularly between 12 pm to 4 pm.

"We have set up special heatwave therapy rooms in the district hospitals across the state to deal with cases of heat strokes. In case people find any symptoms of a heat stroke, like giddiness, headache or other symptoms, they should immediately see a doctor" informed Dr Deepak Sawant, health minister of the state.

According to Sawant, so far five deaths related to heat stroke have been reported in the state.

"People should keep themselves hydrated adequately. One should drink a lot of water and fluids like fruit juices " added Sawant.

The state government has also issued an advisory telling people to abstain from alcohol, soft drinks, tea, and coffee.

According to the state government, the extreme heat conditions may prevail for two or three days but people should exercise caution for next fortnight.

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