Death Spree in 'Maharashtra Bhushan Programme' at Kharghar; Heat-stroke Killed 13 People
The heat outbreak in the country will be intense from now on. Temperatures soared to 44 degrees in many parts of India. At the same time many people die from intense heat. Nearly 13 people died due to heat stroke after they participated in a public gathering organized at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai on Sunday i.e. 16th April. At the same time, 38-40 people have been admitted to the hospital, out of which 4-5 are seriously ill. Dozens of others succumbed to dehydration while standing in the heat.
Union Interior Minister Amit Shah arrived in Kharghar on Sunday to honor Padma Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari with the Maharashtra Bhushan Award. It is said that as many as 20 lakh followers of Appasaheb Dharmadhikari were present to see their Guru getting honored with an award. Thus the administrative system carried out all the preparations for the event. But the followers were made to sit for six hours in the heat of the program. As a result, ambulance sirens began to sound one after the other while the event was going on. Due to heat stroke, many followers started fainting. It was half past 12 when the program ended. After that, it took another hour and a half to two hours for such a large number of people to leave the Kharghar area.
As the water supply for the crowd in attendance ran out, many people became dizzy in places. It was also difficult for people to walk to the bus station and railway station. Many followers were forced to walk three to four kilometers in the hot sun as the public vehicles that were kept to transport those followers got stuck in traffic for a long time.
The exact number of dead is still unclear due to the reluctance of the system to share information about the patients who have died.
What happens to the body during heat stroke?
Overheating of the body is called heat or sunstroke. Heat stroke is a life-threatening illness. This is considered a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. According to doctors, when sweating stops, the heat begins to rise in the body. As a result of sweating, heat leaves the body as steam and the body stays cool. If the body is not cooled, its core temperature can rise to 106 degrees Fahrenheit within minutes. People with this condition even die if not treated properly. Individuals suffering from heat exhaustion experience fatigue, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, hypotension, and tachycardia.
What to do and what not to do when you have to go out in the heat?
Stay hydrated as much as possible. Drink water and other extra fluids as often as possible, even if you don't feel thirsty. Always carry water with you.
Cover yourself well. Wear light-colored, loose, and breathable cotton clothing.
Use sunglasses, an umbrella, or a hat.
Avoid standing under the sun.
(Input from various media sources)