Kerala health department warns of sunburn


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala health department released a warning about extreme heat and sunburn that are highly dangerous to the human body.

The District Medical Officers were directed to issue immediate instructions to all PHCs, CHCs and medical officers and superintendents of the taluk, district, general hospitals and medical college hospitals to diagnose and treat sunburn-related health problems carefully.

When the temperature rises above a certain level, the heat-regulating system of the human body weakens. This prevents removing the heat from the body. This damages the body and its functioning. Sunburn can cause high body temperature, dry and red hot body, severe headache, dizziness, slow pulse, mood swings and loss of consciousness.

Minister Veena George said those having health problems due to heat should seek immediate treatment, especially the elderly people, children, pregnant women, the critically ill.

Meanwhile, the Department of Labor has rescheduled the hours of labourers working outside till April 30. They are advised to take a rest from 12 in the noon to 3 in the evening.

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