Heat wave affects life in Banke



Khajura (Banke), May 7: The rising temperature accompanying the heat wave has adversely affected life in Banke, a Terai district of the Lumbini Province. From noon until 5:00 pm, the district experiences a significant surge in temperature due to the sweeping heat wave.     

Reports from the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepalgunj Field Office indicate a rise in mercury, leading to various health issues among the district folks. Symptoms include fatigue, dehydration, headaches, leg muscle cramps, dizziness, fainting, muscle pain, and vomiting. The public is urged to take preventive measures to abate these adverse effects.     

Medical professionals warn that the heat wave can have serious implications on the brain, kidneys, and heart. They advise the public to minimize outdoor exposure during daytime hours, opting for lighter clothing, covering the head with a thin cloth, and scheduling outdoor activities during the cooler morning or evening hours. Moreover, staying hydrated by consuming plenty of water, coconut water, and fresh fruit juice is medically recommended as a preventive measure against the effects of heat waves. Individuals experiencing any health issues are advised to seek medical assistance promptly.     

To mitigate the effects of the heat wave, it has been advised to refrain from smoking and consuming beverages like tea, coffee, and soda-mixed water.     

The adverse climate conditions are particularly impacting daily wage earners, such as cart and rickshaw pullers, as the heat diminishes their business opportunities, it is said     

Both government and non-government offices in the district report a decrease in service recipients while the Nepalgunj market is seeing subdued activity during the day and increased crowding in the evening. Amidst the soaring mercury, there has been a rise in the consumption of cooling foods and beverages such as cucumber, watermelon, curd shake, ice cream, and cold drinks. (RSS)

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