Karachi heatwave: 1592 people admitted to Jinnah Hospital in the past 24 hours

Karachi is currently grappling with a severe heatwave, leading to a significant rise in heat-related illnesses and fatalities. Over the last 24 hours, Jinnah Hospital has admitted 1,592 patients affected by the heat, tragically resulting in 20 deaths, with an additional 29 individuals brought in already deceased.

The intense heat in the city is attributed to the absence of the usual sea breeze, which typically helps moderate temperatures. According to the MET Office, this hot weather is expected to persist until tomorrow.

On Monday, Karachi recorded its highest temperature of the year so far, reaching 42°C. The extreme heat has prompted authorities to issue warnings, advising residents to avoid direct sun exposure between 10 AM and 4 PM, when the sun’s rays are most intense and potentially harmful.

Health professionals are stressing the importance of staying hydrated, minimizing outdoor activities, and taking precautions to prevent heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses.

With no immediate relief in sight based on the current forecast, it is critical for the community to stay informed and take necessary measures to safeguard their health during this prolonged heatwave.

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