KARACHI: Another death by heat stroke was reported even after the temprature dropped to 33 degree Celsius, Aaj News reported.
The total death toll from the heat wave has crossed the 1000 mark.
Concerned officials in different hospitals across the city told APP that numbers of heat stroke victims, being brought to hospitals, has dwindled during the past two days.
Members of medical community are hopeful that Karachiites have come out of the worst due to improved weather and cut in the loadshedding hours.
However, they fear a surge in the incidents of fever and gastro-enteritis in the metropolis.
“This is because people after breaking their day long fast are seen indulging in heavy intake of chilled liquid, often sherbets, with rich fried items,” elaborated the doctors.
Doctors said combination of fried items with cool water was a lethal combination exposing people to health conditions aggravating their risk to contract infections.
Pakistan Army and Rangers has also provided a helpful hand in combating heatstroke in the city by establishing relief camps for the victims. Large number of patients for death stroke includes people with health issues like diabetes, heart, renal failure etc.