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10 die from heat stroke in a week

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  30 Apr 2024, 12:47

10 people have died across the country in the past week due to intense heat wave. Among them, 8 men and two women. Five more people are admitted in different hospitals of the country due to heat stroke.

The Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room of the Department of Health reported this information at 9 am on Tuesday.

According to the Department of Health, Two of the three new heat stroke deaths were reported from Madaripur district. Another from Chittagong district.

The data collected till 9:00am today showed 10 deaths and five hospitalisations due to heat stroke across the country. Among the 10 people who died of heat stroke across the country, eight were men and two were women.

Apart from the two in Madaripur, one heat stroke death each was reported in Chuadanga, Khulna, Habiganj, Rajbari, Jhenaidah, Lalmonirhat, Bandarban and Chittagong districts.

Their age ranged from 32 to 79 years. All of their homes are in the countryside.

Public health experts believe that the number of heat stroke victims is likely to be higher than the official estimate. First of all, the Health Department now only taking account of government hospitals not the private hospitals. Second, the notion that heat stroke would be detected by a patient's symptoms was also unclear among doctors, nurses and other health workers.

Recently, officials of DGHS said that they prepared a guideline titled 'Guideline on Management of Heat Related Illness' for the treatment of heat-related illnesses. Doctors across the country are being trained in the light of this guideline through online, they added.

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