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Punjab to face heatwave with 48°C mercury till Monday: PDMA

By News Desk

May 25, 2024 04:18 PM


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The Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has cautioned that heatwave is expected in Punjab till Monday during which temperature may rise up to 48 degrees centigrade.

The PDMA spokesman said that the heatwave may be severe in districts of Southern Punjab – Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, DG Khan and Multan.

All concerned departments have been directed to remain alert to meet any untoward situation. The spokesman said citizens are being made aware about dangers of heatwave through media.

People can contact PDMA Helpline 1129 or Rescue 1122 in case of any emergency.

The PDMA stated that in light of the Chief Minister of Punjab’s directives, the relevant institutions have been put on alert, and heatwave counters have been set up in all hospitals.

DG PDMA Irfan Khatia directed the provision of necessary medicines to prevent heatstroke. He mentioned that two citizens in Lodhran were affected by the heatwave and were given immediate medical aid. Ensuring the supply of clean water in the Cholistan districts, the public is being informed about the dangers of the heatwave through the media.


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