There is no relief to denizens from the scorching heat as mercury soared above 40 degrees Celsius again on Thursday and turned the hottest day since January 1. More to the woes of denizens, officials of regional meteorological department have forecast that heat wave will soon sweep across the state in coming days. Meanwhile, city doctors raised an alarm over rise in number of patients suffering from heatstroke, dehydration and other diseases.
“Number of patients suffering from dehydration and heatstroke is increasing continuously and the number will rise by 20 percent in coming days,” said MY Hospital superintendent Dr PS Thakur. Doctors have appealed to the denizens to take extra care of their children as they have weak immunity compare to the adults. City experienced maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius on Thursday which was four degrees Celsius above the normal. The night temperature also remained four degrees Celsius above the normal and was recorded at 23.4 degrees Celsius.
“Winds blowing from north to southward direction will take its toll on the night temperature more and heat waves coming from neighbouring states can push the temperature up in coming days,” weathermen said.The humidity recorded on Thursday morning was 25 per cent and 13 per cent in the evening. Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Pravin Jadia said, “Parents should take extra care on food habits of their children and to avoid moving out of the house.”
Water scarcity in many areas
With the increase of temperature, residents of various areas in the city are facing water scarcity due to poor water supply by the municipal corporation. Water works in-charge of Indore Municipal Corporation Balram Verma claimed that they will increase the number of water tankers to meet the needs of the city.
‘Save water’ campaign
Expecting more water shortage, city residents have started a campaign to save water by taking small steps and changes in habits. Automobile expert Ashok Patidar said, “I have to keep the vehicles clean for getting good business but due to water scarcity across the nation, I directed my staff for not wash vehicles with water.” Similarly, senior associate of an IT firm, Anjali Jain said that people should work on water re-charging campaign once again.