KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has declared emergency in municipal hospitals for the expected heatstroke, Aaj News reported.
KMC administration canceled holidays of hospital’s emergency employees.
Sources said that Abbasi Shaheed Hospital has established a ward of 50 beds for the patients of heatstroke but there are no advanced equipments and medicines in public hospitals of the city to tackle heatstroke.
A severe heat wave with temperatures as high as 49 °C struck Karachi and lower areas of Sindh in June last year. It caused deaths of around 2, 000 people from dehydration and heat stroke.
The heat wave also claimed the lives of zoo animals and countless agricultural livestock. The event followed a separate heat wave in neighboring India that killed 2,500 people in May 2015.