Sunny heat waves kills 630 people in Pakistan
Pakistan worst and terrific heatwave has killed more than 630 lives in the country as per the reports stated on Tuesday. The heatwave was sweeping all across Sindh which is going to start on the time of Ramzan month on Friday.
The death toll hit Karachi raised up the death rate for about 630 with 8 to 10 dead in other parts of Sindh as a result of hot temperature. Three major hospitals confirmed a death rate of 341 until Monday. Hospitals frequently reported about the deaths due to low blood pressure, exhaustation and heat stroke. On Friday, the temperature is been recorded of about 44 to 45-degrees Celsius have been recorded in Karachi with the scorching heat continued till Tuesday evening.
Seemi Jamali, medical superintendent at Jinnah Hospital said that until Monday evening nearly 200 deaths from this heatwave.
She also stated that 200 include dead bodies of scorching heatwave who passed away in the hospital under treatment for dehydration and heatstroke. Jamali said the hospital had four days treated around 3000 people from heatwave illness. Doctors at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital stated that 71 people died due to heatwave until Monday. Civil hospital confirmed 70 deaths.
Sindh has imposed emergency at all hospitals, cancelling leaves for all doctors and other medical staff and increase of medical supply stocks. Pakistan army and paramilitary Rangers have also set up special centers for treatment of heat stroke and supplied medicines to many other government hospitals. Salma Kausar spokeswoman Karachi Medical Corporation most of the deaths were due to heat and gastro related problems. She said 14 women and two children were among those who died on Monday.
Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah ordered to close schools, colleges and many other government offices to be closed to avoid the suffering and extreme weather. Sindh assembly said that “we are closing offices, schools and colleges not just in Karachi but throughout Sindh. But he said offices that offer essential services like hospitals will remain open.