Special Red Zone For Heatstroke Patients At RML In Delhi

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Keeping view of the ongoing severe heatwave conditions in the national capital, a special red zone has been designated at the Ram Manohar Lohiya Hospital (RML) for heatstroke patients in Delhi. Talking to the media, RML Head of Emergency Medicine Dr Seema Balkrishna Wasnik said that the red zone contains inflatable tubs filled with ice and water to help bring down the patient’s temperature as soon as possible. She added that patients under critical conditions were intubated and put on a ventilator for immediate treatment. Dr Wasnik noted that swift treatment of heatstroke is vital as it brings down the chances of mortality.
The Delhi Government has also decided to reserve two beds for patients suffering from heatstroke in the 26 city Government hospitals. Additionally, five beds have also been reserved at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported record temperatures in the national capital, most notably in Mungeshpur where the maximum temperature was registered at 49 degrees Celsius. 

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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