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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

99 heat related cases reported since March 1 — Health D-G



PUTRAJAYA --- The Health Ministry has recorded 99 heat related cases for treatment at government health facilities since March 1 until Sunday following the current hot weather.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the total cases, 22 were for heat cramp, heat exhaustion (63), heat stroke (14), including one death in  Segamat, Johor.

However, he said, from daily observation of cases reported from march 22 until yesterday, there was not case of heat stroke and a drop in the number of cases for heat cramp and heat exhaustion.

“The extreme hot weather can cause a person to sweat often and as a result there will be less liquid in the body.

“It will also cause a person to feel tired easily and weak, as well as dehydration and heat stroke,” he said in a statement here yesterday.

Dr Noor Hisham advised children and senior citizens to take extra care of their health, and the public to postpone their intention to carry out extreme activities or sports, like kayaking, cycling, marathon and mountain climbing.

“If it cannot be avoided, they should shorten the period of their activity or rest for a longer time  and drink alot of water,’ he added.

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