Pune Reports 5 Heat Stroke Cases Amid Maharashtra’s Rising Temperatures

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Pune, 13th April 2024: The State of Maharashtra has been experiencing a rise in temperatures, leading to an increase in cases of heat stroke. Since 1st March 2024, a total of 77 cases of heat stroke have been reported across the state up until 12th April 2024. Last year, in the same time frame, the state saw a significantly higher number of cases, with 373 heat stroke cases.

Buldhana district has reported the highest number of heat stroke cases this year, with 12 patients. Sindhudurg follows with 9 cases, Wardha with 8, Nashik with 6, and Pune and Kolhapur with 5 each. Other districts such as Amravati, Dhule, Solapur, and Thane have reported 3 cases each, while Ahmednagar, Beed, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Parbhani, and Raigad have each reported 2 cases. Akola, Bhandara, Gondia, Nagpur, Nanded, Dharashiv, Ratnagiri, and Satara have each reported one case.

Despite the rise in heat stroke cases, the Public Health Department has confirmed that there have been no deaths attributed to heat stroke in the state so far this summer. However, they do anticipate a potential increase in the number of heat stroke patients as soon as the temperatures continue to rise. This calls for vigilance and precautionary measures among the public to avoid heat-related health issues.

Due to the increase in heatstroke patients in the state of Maharashtra, the health department has issued directives to all district health officers, district surgeons, and medical officers of the municipal corporations to take necessary measures to address this situation. They have been advised to prepare for a rise in heat-related illnesses and to ensure there is an adequate stock of medicines in hospitals for the treatment of such conditions.

Heatstroke Overview:
– Normal body temperature: 36.4 to 37.2 degrees Celsius.
– Causes: Heatstroke occurs due to a sudden increase in temperature, either outdoors or indoors, and can lead to various health issues.
– Symptoms: Symptoms include red spots on the body, swelling of hands, feet, and heels, muscle pain, dizziness, and heatstroke.
– Complications: Heatstroke can lead to serious conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disease, and kidney disease.

Maximum Number of Patients Reported:
– Buldhana: 12 cases
– Sindhudurg: 9 cases
– Wardha: 8 cases
– Nashik: 6 cases
– Kolhapur and Pune: 5 cases each