Advising citizens to stay indoors between noon and 3pm, the Health and Family Welfare Department of Karnataka emphasises that the the prospect of heatstroke is very real. Medical Officials have been put on high alert for heat-related emergencies.
According to official advisory, if staying indoors is not an option, carrying an umbrella is a must. The signs of a heatstroke require immediate attention, they are a throbbing headache, dizziness, lack of sweating, muscle weakness and cramps, nausea and vomiting, behavioural changes like confusion, disorientation, unconsciousness.
While we understand that looking good is a priority, try not to wear heavy fabric. Stick to lighter colours and wear loose fits. And instead of any other accessories, why not make a bottle of water a wardrobe staple this summer? All you active folk, make sure you hydrate more than usual post your workout, run or game. Other preventive measures include avoiding caffeine and alcohol and the wearing of sunscreen.
104 and 108 helplines are on standby for emergencies.
This story first appeared in the Bangalore Mirror. Read the full story here.