Surge in heat affects normal life in Terai-Madhesh

Published On: April 23, 2024 08:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DHANUSHA, April 22: People residing across the Terai-Madhesh including in Dhanusha district have been affected with a sudden surge in heat over a week.

The temperature here increased from 38 degrees Celsius to 42 degrees Celsius within a week. Major markets remain closed during the mid-day while the footfall in public places and offices has been decreasing lately due to the sweltering heat.

Senior citizens, children and patients of chronic diseases are at high risk due to the increasing heat.

Dr Krishna Dev Das, spokesperson for the Provincial Hospital in Janakpurdham, shared that the number of patients visiting the healthcare facilities with complaints of wounds, rashes, typhoid, fever and diarrhea has gone up with the surge in temperature.

Dr Das warned, "The risk of heat stroke is also on the rise with the surge in temperature. Extreme heat seems to pose problems to daily wage laborers and those who work outdoors. It is, hence, very important to take good care of our health."

Hot air could cause headache, body sore, extreme fatigue, dryness in throat and burning eyes among other health issues, he cautioned.

Meanwhile, hot air has also begun taking its toll on the crops, vegetable and fruits farming in the flatland, added Ramdev Banaraitale of Mahendranagar in Kshireshwornath Municipality-5 in the district.



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