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Health Minister Nadda reviews heatwave situation, preparedness of central govt hospitals

The minister directed officials to ensure that all hospitals are prepared for providing the best care to those affected

PTI New Delhi Published 19.06.24, 06:24 PM
Women use an umbrella to protect themselves from the scorching sun, on a hot summer day, in Patna.

Women use an umbrella to protect themselves from the scorching sun, on a hot summer day, in Patna. PTI picture.

Amid scalding temperatures in large parts of the country, Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday reviewed the heatwave situation and preparedness of central government hospitals.

Nadda directed officials to ensure that all hospitals are prepared for providing the best care to those affected.

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He also ordered that special heatwave units be started in the central government-run hospitals.

Earlier this month, the Union health ministry urged states and Union Territories to conduct follow-up reviews for ensuring dedicated heatstroke rooms, ORS corners and strengthening surveillance, besides implementing critical fire and electrical safety measures at all healthcare facilities.

They were asked to assess the preparedness for heatwave conditions and the fire and electrical safety measures adopted by the healthcare facilities.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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