Office of the
District Family Welfare Officer, Churachandpur
Public Notice on combating Heat Stroke
Lately, with the rising temperature and scorching heat of the sun in our district, there have been episodes of heat related illness such as Heat cramps, followed by Heat exhaustion and Heat stroke or Sun stroke which can be life threatening.
The hard hit age-group are the children specially school going kids who are active, playful and are unaware of protecting themselves. As such, responsible adults need to be alert to be able to prevent, identify and manage such cases in order to avoid dire consequences.
Our body cools itself by sweating and evaporation of our sweats. This requires the presence of enough fluid in the body, proper air circulation in the room and low humidity to allow sweat to evaporate.
Activity under hot environment and inadequate fluid intake causes heat related symptoms.
POINTS TO PONDER
- Common signs and symptoms:
High Body Temperature
Body ache (Muscle cramps)
Altered mental state – Confusion, Slurred speech. Delirium, etc
Do’s & Don’ts:
1.Give your child enough fluid – ORS (as it contains electrolytes).
2.Do not allow children to play excessively.
3.Wear loose fitting clothes.
4.Never leave your child inside a parked vehicle.
First Aid tips for Heat stroke management:
2.Cold sponging around the Fore-head, Neck, Arm-pits & Groins.
3.Apply any means to cool down the victim – Fanning, etc.
Sd/-(Dr. Jam Thianlal)
District Family Welfare Officer,
District Media & Extension Officer,