Summers have just begun and there have been 26 cases of sunstroke in Nagpur district thus far. So far, two unidentified people have died as a result of the excessive heat. Meanwhile, two fresh cases of sunstroke were reported on Monday.
The weather service has predicted a hotter summer this year, and temperatures have already surpassed 40 degrees in March.
The health department and other authorities are responsible for keeping track of sunstroke sufferers. However, it has been discovered that the records of such patients are being kept secret.
Patients with sunstroke who present to both private and public hospitals are treated like patients with a fever. Despite this, there have been 26 cases of sunstroke reported in the city so far.
This year, May-like temperatures were seen in March, and it is already harming people’s health. When a person’s body is exposed to high heat, it loses control of its temperature and suffers from sunstroke.
However, in order to save time and effort in compiling records for sunstroke patients, the concerned authorities are classifying sunstroke patients as those suffering from fever.
The two unnamed people found dead on Monday, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) health officer Dr Narendra Bahirwar informed that one of the deceased was found on Cotton Market premises while the other one was found at Samvidhan Square”
He said “Both of them were between 40 and 50 years old. It is suspected that they have died due to sunstroke. Dead bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem. After the autopsy report is available, the health committee will take a decision on it”.