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Rain and Strong Winds to Bring Relief from Heatwave in Delhi-NCR

Delhi-NCR is expected to get relief from the intense heatwave as rain and strong winds are forecasted in the next few hours. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts light to moderate rain and winds in North Delhi, North-East Delhi, North-West Delhi, West Delhi, Central Delhi, and the National Capital Region.

By: Rekha Joshi  Pardaphash Group
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Rain and Strong Winds to Bring Relief from Heatwave in Delhi-NCR

Delhi-NCR is expected to get relief from the intense heatwave as rain and strong winds are forecasted in the next few hours. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts light to moderate rain and winds in North Delhi, North-East Delhi, North-West Delhi, West Delhi, Central Delhi, and the National Capital Region.

Areas Expecting Rain
Rain and winds are expected in areas like Loni Dehat, Hindon Air Force Station, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Sonipat, Rohtak, Kharkhoda (Haryana), Bagpat, Khekra, Modinagar, and Pilakhua (Uttar Pradesh).

Government Response to Heatwave
In response to the severe heatwave, Union Health Minister JP Nadda has ordered all central government hospitals to set up special heatwave units. This action is part of an effort to help those affected by the extreme heat, which has caused several deaths and health issues across northern India.

Preparedness and Advisory Steps
The health ministry has issued guidelines to state health departments to prepare for extreme heat. Key points include:

Data Reporting: State health officers must report daily on heatstroke cases and deaths and keep digital records of suspected and confirmed heat-related illnesses.

Hospitals must ensure they have ORS packs, essential medicines, IV fluids, and cooling equipment. Drinking water and cooling devices should be available in all health facilities.

The IMD’s daily heatwave warnings should be shared with health facilities and the public, along with advice on how to stay safe.
Infrastructure and Coordination: Hospitals should coordinate with electricity providers to ensure a continuous power supply for cooling systems and take steps to reduce indoor heat.

National Action Plan

The National Action Plan on Heat-Related Illnesses will be shared with all districts to improve the healthcare system’s readiness for heat emergencies. State and district task forces should update and approve heat-health action plans with clear procedures for dealing with heatwaves.

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