Considering the recent heat wave that has got everyone across the country hankering for any form of relief they could find, the vice-chancellor of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University shared some preventive measures with The Express Tribune that could do a lot more than provide relief – they could save lives.
Prof Javed Akram advised the people against wearing dark-coloured clothes. “It’s better to dress in white clothes and caps in this weather.” People should also use white-coloured wet towels or pieces of cloth to cover their head and/or neck to maintain their body temperature, he added. “They should frequently spray their head with water when they’re out in the scorching heat.”
Prof Akram advised avoiding sun exposure by staying indoors for maximum hours. “Drink at least eight to 10 glasses of water between Iftar and Sehr.” He also suggested cooking fresh food and avoiding storing it in the refrigerator for extended hours.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2015.