KARACHI- Due to intensification of heat wave in central and upper parts of Sindh from Friday, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has issued an alert and notified administrative departments and service providers. timely measures to deal with any emergency. Maximum daytime temperature is likely to be 46 to 48 degrees Celsius in Dadu, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Khairpur and Nawabshah districts; 44-46C in Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas and Umerkot districts while above 40 in Badin, PDMA warned by the alert issued here on Thursday. Sindh PDMA recommended the district disaster management authorities, all relevant agencies and stakeholders to be prepared for any situation due to the hot weather. The PDMA called for the establishment of more heatstroke stabilization centers or relief centers in public and private hospitals, basic and rural health centers, any government building and community centers with guaranteed availability of water and generator.
PDMA also called for better coordination between the authorities and relevant stakeholders, a mass awareness campaign on preventive measures, the establishment of helplines and the 24-hour availability of medicines, ambulances and emergency services, including firefighters.
PDMA has also instructed chief executives of welfare agencies to ensure the provision of ambulances to heatstroke centers set up in densely populated areas, while chief executives of HESCO/SEPCO and chief executives of KWSB and WASA are requested to ensure the General’s uninterrupted power and water supply. public, especially to heat stroke treatment centers and general hospitals.