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Ballia heatstroke: At least 54 people die in last 72 hours as mercury soars 43 degrees Celsius

Earlier on Saturday, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jayant Kumar said the district is reeling under severe heat and people are getting admitted to the hospital for treatment.

Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 Ballia Published on: June 18, 2023 12:54 IST
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Ballia heatwave: As Uttar Pradesh gripped under a severe heatwave, at least 54 people died due to heatstroke in Ballia district hospital in the past 72 hours. According to health officials, more than 400 people are currently admitted to the district hospital and added those who are admitted belong to the age group of 60 years and above.

Earlier on Saturday, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jayant Kumar said the district is reeling under severe heat and people are getting admitted to the hospital for treatment.

He further informed that there have been 34 deaths in two days, of which 23 deaths were reported on June 15 and 11 on June 16. He said that all the deceased admitted to the hospital were suffering from various illnesses. Adding that elderly people are not able to tolerate the sweltering heat. 

Arrangements in hospitals for patients

According to the Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS) of the District Hospital Diwakar Singh, fans, coolers and air conditioners have been arranged in the hospital to provide respite and to prevent the risk of heat stroke for patients and staff.

The number of doctors and paramedical staff has also been increased, he added. Singh has advised people to follow precautions to prevent heat stroke. Ballia along with the entire central and eastern Uttar Pradesh is reeling under sultry weather, PTI reported.

The Indian Meteorological Data (IMD) said, "The maximum temperature in Ballia was recorded at 42.2 degrees Celsius on Friday, which is 4.7 degrees above normal. The mercury has stayed above 41 degrees Celsius-mark since last week as the data."

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