Ujjain: Civil hospital is over crowded with patients suffering from water borne diseases. Also as an intense heat wave returned to haunt the city as mercury soared across the district significantly in the last 24 hours. Various divisions in the State recorded 40 degree Celsius plus temperature on Wednesday with sizzling at 42 degree Celsius in the city and lowest temperature on 23.5 degree Celsius.

Adding to the effect of polluted water supply in the city and improper waste disposal and sanitation techniques is triggering the water borne diseases across the city. Doctors at civil hospital are treating 10-15 patients everyday in response to abdominal cramps and infections. Due to the sweltering heat, doctors are reporting an increase in the cases of gastroenteritis and heat stroke. Heat stroke is one of the most serious heat related problems.

Doctors recommend that to avoid heat stroke, people should drink plenty of water. When venturing out, protect the skin by using sunscreen lotions to minimize harmful exposure to UV rays. Eye problems also increase when temperature goes up. It is advisable to cover eyes with large sunglasses. Do take the doctor’s advice and follow these simple steps to keep safe from the unrelenting sun this summer.

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