Facing the heat: How to brave the heatwave in Karachi

Dunya News

Three years ago, as many as 1,000 people died due to heatstroke in Karachi. Photo: AFP

(Dunya News) – With temperatures on the rise in Karachi, citizens are being advised to take precautionary measures as the city is expected to face the heat till Friday.

The intensity of the heat has increased since the beginning of this week leaving Karachiites worried. Outside Jinnah Hospital, attendants of patients admitted are left troubled due to insufficient sheltered waiting areas as well as lack of water coolers.

“There should be more sheltered areas where one can sit in this seat,” said one of the attendants who had made way to the hospital.

As the city faces high temperatures, there is concern among citizens. Three years ago, as many as 1,000 people died due to heatstroke in Karachi.


heatwave

The intensity of the heat has increased since the beginning of this week leaving Karachiites worried. Photo: Dunya News


According to Dr. Seemi Jamali, head of emergency at JPMC, children and pregnant women are at greater risk during high temperatures. Dr. Jamali said cold showers or water be splashed on the affected person.

Doctors say precautionary measures should be taken. These include avoiding making unnecessary outdoor trips during the day, using shades and shelters outdoors, keeping yourself hydrated when outdoors, wearing loose-fitting and light coloured clothes.

For more on this, watch a report by Dunya News below.