Severe heat wave expected in Punjab from May 21 to 27, PDMA issues guidelines

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Severe heat wave expected in Punjab from May 21 to 27, PDMA issues guidelines
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Severe heat wave expected in Punjab from May 21 to 27, PDMA issues guidelines

Lahore (Daily Pakistan Online) In view of the threat of heat wave, PDMA Punjab has issued guidelines to the concerned institutions. DG PDMA Irfan Ali Kathia issued instructions to the district administration to be on alert to deal with the emergency situation. There is a fear of severe heat wave in Punjab from 21st to 27th May.

According to the details, DG PDMA Irfan Ali Kathia further said that there is a risk of severe heat wave in the major cities of Punjab and especially the districts of South Punjab. In view of the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, protective measures are being taken to prevent heat wave. DCs have been instructed to ensure heat wave prevention facilities at public places. The district administration has also been directed to conduct public awareness campaigns through helpline numbers and announcements in mosques.

DG Irfan Ali Kathia further said that citizens should be informed about the dangers of heat wave through print, electronic and social media. Farmers should be informed about the effects of heat wave on crops. Local Government Department Ensure water supply at public gathering places. Make citizens aware about heat wave through banners at bus stands and railway stations.

DG PDMA Irfan Ali Kathia also issued instructions to keep veterinary care centers operational 24 hours a day. Ensure clean water supply at animal market locations. PDMA Punjab directed the health department to cancel the leave of doctors and paramedical staff. Health department set up heat wave counters in hospitals. Availability of medicines should be ensured for the first aid of people affected by heat wave. Instructions were also issued to set up mobile health units at public places and medical campuses on a permanent basis. The Education Department has been instructed to install heatwave prevention flexes at the entry points of schools. Along with reduction in school timings, PDMA Punjab also instructed to give holidays to children up to the age of 5 years. Avoid unnecessary travel during urban heat waves. Keep your head covered in the sun and drink plenty of water.

The PDMA guidelines further said that children should take special care of the elderly and the sick. People suffering from heart disease should be careful not to go out in the sun. Citizens are requested to wear light colored clothes. Heat wave damage can be prevented by taking precautionary measures.

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