Heatwave: K-P declares state of emergency in hospitals in Peshawar

Mercury in the city rose to 43 degree Celsius on Sunday

Umer Farooq July 05, 2015
People cool off under a shower in Peshawar on Sunday as mercury rose to 43 degree C. PHOTO: PPI

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government declared a state of emergency in all the hospitals of Peshawar, after mercury rose to 43 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

The provincial government issued directions for setting up extra beds, drips and other medicines in the hospitals of the city to deal with the possible heat stroke patients due to increasing temperature.

The decision to put all the hospitals on the state of emergency was taken following the rumours on social media and text messages that around 1,500 patients have been admitted due to heat stroke.

However, the spokespersons of major hospitals in Peshawar refuted the claim saying that a routine intake of patients was noted besides a handful of people who came in due to heatstroke related issues.

Read: Nawaz pledges accountability in heatwave deaths

A blistering heatwave has claimed over 1,500 lives in Karachi.

Briefing the Prime Minister during his visit to Karachi, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah revealed that more than 65,000 patients of heatstroke were reported in Karachi’s hospitals and about 1,250 of them lost their lives.


bilal | 8 years ago | Reply This is what we expect from PTI KPK gov't (and other provincial Gov't). Plan ahead. Well done PTI.
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