Look for Drugs and Conditions

Representative image

28 Succumb to Heat Stroke at Safdarjung Hospital in 2024

A total of 28 people have died due to heat stroke at Safdarjung Hospital in 2024, according to data provided by the hospital. The alarming rise in fatalities underscores the severe impact of the current heatwave affecting the region.

In the past 24 hours alone, the hospital reported six new deaths related to heat stroke. Among these, three were newly admitted patients, while the remaining three were already under treatment. This spike in fatalities reflects the intense and dangerous conditions faced by residents during this unprecedented heatwave.

The hospital further revealed that in the last 24 hours, ten new patients were admitted due to heat stroke. The influx of patients has put immense pressure on the hospital's emergency services. Currently, 26 patients are in critical condition, with 14 of them requiring intubation to assist with breathing and stabilize their condition.

Since March 2024, Safdarjung Hospital has admitted a total of 88 patients suffering from heatwave-related illnesses. Notably, 66 of these admissions have occurred since June 16, 2024, highlighting the escalating severity of the heatwave in recent weeks.

Hospital officials are urging the public to take necessary precautions to avoid heat stroke. These include staying hydrated, avoiding prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, wearing light and breathable clothing, and seeking immediate medical attention if symptoms such as high body temperature, confusion, headache, or nausea occur.

The ongoing heatwave has strained medical facilities, with healthcare professionals working tirelessly to manage the surge in heat-related cases. The situation calls for heightened awareness and preventive measures to mitigate the risk of heat stroke and reduce the burden on healthcare services.

Authorities are also advising vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, children, and those with pre-existing health conditions, to take extra precautions during this period of extreme heat. Public health campaigns are being intensified to educate citizens on the dangers of heatwaves and the steps they can take to protect themselves and their families.

The rise in heat stroke cases and fatalities at Safdarjung Hospital serves as a stark reminder of the devastating effects of extreme weather conditions, emphasizing the need for preparedness and community support in times of climatic adversity. 


Be first to post your comments

Post your comment

Related Articles

Ad 5