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Sindh Health department issues heatwave warning

Temperatures could climb as high as 50 degrees
Pakistanis receive ice outside a hospital during a heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 24, 2015. Photo via Anadolu.
Pakistanis receive ice outside a hospital during a heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 24, 2015. Photo via Anadolu.

Sindh Health Department issued a warning for a possible heat wave in the province during the month of June and outlined an action plan to make sure authorities are prepared.

A statement from the department said that temperatures across the world are continuously increasing due to climate change and Pakistan will also face the brunt of these temperatures.

The statement also said that the heatwave in 2015 had taken 700 lives, so preparations would have to be made in advance.

The heat wave is expected to impace both urban and rural parts of Sindh with temperatures expected to stay between 44 and 46 degrees Celsius. Hwoever, the temperature could go up as far as 50 degrees.

Senior citizens, children, policemen and people with outdoor jobs have been identified as a high-risk group.

A control room will be established under DG health to montior the situation while district officers will be tasked to keep their areas of responsibility prepared. Hospitals will also be kept on high alert.

Hospitals have been tasked to keep essential medicine in stock and Rescue 1122 has been told to keep ambulances ready around the clock in every district.

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