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Ro remained deserted as people preferred to remain indoors on Thursday because of extremely hot and humid conditions in Karachi, which sizzled at Some meteorologists said that due to the effects of the tropical cyclone, which was now moving away from the Indian Gujarat coast in the northwest direction and gradually weakening, the sea breeze could remain suspended in Karachi even till Sunday, June 16, while others feared that hot and humid conditions could last till the mid of the next week.
The PMD official said the Cyclone Vayu was going to dissipate in the Arabian Sea in the coming few days, but it was not expected to bring any respite to the Karachiites. Instead, he added, it was expected to cause hot and humid conditions in the city with the temperature going as high as 42 degrees Celsius in the days to come.
Although no patient of heat stroke was reported at any public and private health facility in the city on Thursday, health facilities of the Sindh government as well as those run by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation KMC remained on high alert due to the cyclone warning issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department, and leaves of all doctors, paramedics and nurses were cancelled.
The senior director health and medical services of the KMC, Dr Birbal Genani, also said all the KMC-run health facilities had been put on high alert and the leaves of medical and paramedical staff cancelled. He added that they were fully prepared to deal with any eventuality in the city.
Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani also reviewed arrangements for the implementation of contingency plans made by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, district administrations, the KMC, the DMCs, the Pakistan Navy, cantonment boards and other departments to cope with the tropical cyclone and the heatwave. Extremely hot and humid conditions can prove to be lethal for people, especially for children and the elderly, when they venture out in the open sun, health experts said and advised the people not to venture out in the open sun from 10 in the morning till four in the evening while everybody should drink plenty of water.
He said people who worked outdoor, including labourers, salesmen and women, as well as children and elderly people, could be more prone to heat stroke.
He added that in case of emergency, a person should be given something to drink and taken to the nearest health facility for first aid. Home Today's Paper Karachi.
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