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Heatwave leads to rise in patient football at hospitals

Dehradun: Heatwave conditions in several parts of Uttarakhand, specially the plains, are leading to a rise in the cases of nausea, diarrhoea, beat stroke and dehydration, according to officials.
Officials at the Government Doon Medical College and Hospital said that patients in OPD and emergency cases, showing these symptoms, have gone up by nearly 30% compared to April. AIIMS- Rishikesh has also reported a significant rise in such cases, officials added. "We are faring better than several states in the country. The high temperatures here are still lower and only plains are facing the heatwave. The most common manifestation is in the from of dehydration. Extreme cases can cause loss of consciousness and are brought to the emergency. Other cases involve nausea, diarrhoea etc and these definitely go up in the summer months," said Dr Pankaj Singh, state nodal officer, integrated diseases surveillance programme, climate and human health.
Government and private hospitals alike in Srinagar, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar have reported an increase in cases. In specialised children OPDs, too, nearly 20% cases show heat wave related symptoms, said officials.
They maintain that the situation in the state is not alarming though.
Official said that the higher figures can also be attributed to the fact that because of the pandemic in the past two years, people were probably not going to hospitals for regular health problems and as they were mostly indoors, the heat related cases remained low. A physician at the Coronation Hospital in Dehradun said that more than 70% of his patients present symptoms of vomiting, fever, headaches-all associated with dehydration and they are specially taxing for children and old people. "My daughter went out on Saturday and has been feeling lethargic ever since. She threw up a couple of times yesterday because of which I brought he here," said Sheena Singh, mother of a 10-year-old at Coronation.

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