Heat alert: Avoid exposure to sun says health officer

Rawalpindi DHA CEO Dr Sohail Chaudhry advised residents of the twin cities to avoid direct exposure to the sun.


APP June 02, 2018
Islamabad faces souring temperatures. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN

RAWALPINDI: As Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast mainly hot and dry weather in most parts of the country including Rawalpindi and Islamabad during Ramazan, a senior health official has asked people to avoid exposure to sun.

Rawalpindi District Health Authority (DHA) Chief Executive Officer Dr Sohail Chaudhry advised residents of the twin cities to avoid direct exposure to the sun. He advised the residents to drink plenty of water from Iftar time to Sehri time. He urged the residents to eat more fruits and vegetables instead of fried items like pakoras, samosas and high-calorie sweets like jalaibis. “When people fast during Ramzan in summer, their blood gets thicker,” adding that thickness of blood could lead to clot formation in veins and result in heart attack or stroke. He said people should also try to eat small quantities of food two to three times after Iftar instead of eating all at once.  

Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2018.

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