• May 30, 2024

Union Health Minister leads high-level meeting amid heatwaves 2023

On Tuesday in the nation’s capital, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya presided over a high-level conference to assess the readiness of the country’s public health services for heatwaves.

The meeting’s purpose was to determine whether or not the country is prepared to deal with heatwaves.

At the conference were also specialists from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Dr. V. K. Paul, Member (Health), Dr. Rajiv Bahl, NITI Aayog, and Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

A great number of people all around the country are being adversely affected by the stifling heat.

On Monday, the Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College reported two deaths that took place in the Gaya region of Bihar while the temperature was quite high. These deaths took place.

Monday saw 58 patients at Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College.

The Patna District Magistrate has banned all academic activities up to and including Class 12 in Patna because of the heat wave that is now in effect. This order will remain in effect until the 24th of June.

According to the forecast of an IMD researcher named Naresh Kumar, the next several days would see temperatures in the range of 40 to 45 degrees Celsius in Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana.

The heat wave is still going strong across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, as well as Chhattisgarh and Odisha. It has been upgraded to an orange warning for these areas,” he explained.

On Saturday, the highest daytime temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius was recorded at Sonepur, which is located in the state of Odisha. At its warmest point, the afternoon temperature in Bhubaneshwar reached 44.6 degrees Celsius, which is 9.7 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature for the preceding 24 hours.

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