Heatwave Action Plan

Do's & Dont's

Heatwave Awareness Official Video APSDMA - 2018



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DO’S AND DON’TS OF Heatwave

Heatwave –


Do's –
  • Try to stay in cold places.
  • Use umbrella during hot days.
  • Wear thin loose cotton garments, preferably of white color.
  • Wear a hat of cotton or a turban
  • Avoid outdoor physical activity from 12 to 3 p.m. if unavoidable attend to only light physical activity under the hot sun.
  • Take ample water along with salted butter milk or glucose water.
  • Take measures to reduce the room temperature like watering, using window shades, fanning and cross ventilation
  • Shift the person with heat stroke symptoms to a cool dwelling.
  • The person suffering with heat stroke should have minimum clothing.
  • The person suffering with heat stroke has to be sponged with cold water, indirect application of ice packs.
  • The person suffering with heat stroke should be kept in between ice blocks
  • If the persons affected with heat stroke and are not showing any improvement, he/she should be Shifted to a hospital immediately, preferably with cooling facility.
Don’ts –
  • Expose to direct sun light or hot breeze.
  • Move under hot sun without umbrella.
  • Use of black and synthetic, thick clothes during summer season.
  • Move under the hot sun without a hat or turban
  • Attend to strenuous physical activity under the hot sun.
  • Allow direct hot air into the living rooms
  • Delay in shifting the person suffering with heat stroke to a cool place.
  • The person suffering with heat stroke to have thick clothing.
  • The person suffering with heat stroke to be sponged with hot water and to be exposed to hot air.
  • Delay in shifting the person affected with heat stroke whenever there is no improvement in his condition

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