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Five Dead In Delhi, 10 In Noida As Severe Heatwave Scorches North India

Dr. Gaurav Kumar, who runs a clinic in Paharganj, noted a significant increase in the number of heatwave patients over the past month, more than doubling the usual count. He observed that most of these patients were rickshaw pullers or daily wage laborers.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Jun 19, 2024 10:40 IST
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Five individuals have died in Delhi over the past 72 hours as the national capital grapples with an intense heatwave. The victims succumbed to heatstroke at three different hospitals. In Noida, more than 10 people have also passed away in the last 24 hours due to similar conditions.

Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi each reported one death due to the heatwave. Additionally, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital has admitted around 36 people affected by the heatwave.

Three individuals, including a car mechanic who passed away due to heatstroke on June 16, died at Lok Nayak Hospital (LNJP). The mechanic had been admitted to the hospital on June 15 with a high fever of 106 degrees.

Another victim of heatstroke was a 70-year-old man from Bihar who missed his train and was wandering in the station. More than seven individuals have been admitted to LNJP Hospital with symptoms of high fever, reaching temperatures of 106 to 107 degrees. Among them, five patients have been placed on ventilators, and three of these patients are over 65 years of age.

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Dr. Suresh Kumar, the managing director of LNJP Hospital, stated that most of the people affected by the heatwave were labourers or rickshaw pullers, and a majority of them were above 60 years of age.

Most of these patients are experiencing electrolyte deficiency, heat stroke, fever exceeding 105 degrees Fahrenheit, and severe dehydration.

The number of patients suffering from heat stroke is increasing on average in various private hospitals and small clinics in Delhi.

Dr. Gaurav Kumar, who operates a clinic in Paharganj, noted that the number of people suffering from the heatwave has more than doubled in the last month. He mentioned that most of those affected were rickshaw pullers or daily labourers.

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First published on: Jun 19, 2024 10:40 AM IST

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