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Posted at: Jun 14, 2018, 1:11 AM; last updated: Jun 14, 2018, 1:11 AM (IST)

Heat wave: Two die of high fever

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, June 13

Two persons died of high fever in Bathinda on Wednesday. As per medical experts, the fever could have turned fatal due to heat wave conditions prevailing in the region.

As per information, after a bus from Jalandhar stopped at the Bathinda bus stand, a passenger was found to be suffering from fever.

Sahara Jansewa volunteers took the passenger to the emergency ward of the Civil Hospital from where he was referred to another hospital.

As volunteers of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) were ferrying him to another hospital, the person died on the way. He was identified as Avtar Singh (62), a resident of street number 3, Janta Nagar, Bathinda.

In another case, the health condition of Dinesh Thakur (36), a resident of Oriya Colony near the Thermal Plant, deteriorated. Detected with high fever, he was admitted to the Civil Hospital. After undergoing treatment for a few hours, he passed away.

The Senior Medical Officer, Satish Goyal, said that the illness could have turned fatal due to ongoing heat wave conditions in the region.

He added that prolonged exposure to sunlight or being in hot atmosphere may cause fever that can affect the body seriously.

If not taken care or medication on time, it may turn fatal. He advised the public to try and keep away from stepping out during the peak afternoon hours and consult a doctor in case health issues arise.

Meanwhile, Bathinda and its adjoining areas were enveloped in a dust cover, which affected visibility.

As per the forecast issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)for Bathinda, there seems to be no respite from the prevailing heat wave conditions over the next 48 hours.

The weather may, however, change a little over the weekend as the region may experience partly cloudy sky with a possibility of thunderstorm accompanied by rain.

As per the Indian Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature in Bathinda was recorded at 44.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was registered at 26.6 degrees Celsius.


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