Berhampur: March 1 (LocalWire): To tackle the rush of heat-stroke cases during summer, the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here has already begun preparations to deal with the situation.
Besides creating separate wards for such cases, the hospital has reserved five beds in the emergency ward, and three and two beds in medicine and pediatric wards respectively.
“We will increase the number if such cases rise,” hospital superintendent Charan Panda told LocalWire.
The mercury is already rising in the Ganjam district, and it can reach to the scorching level in no time; hence the measures are being planned in advance, said an official.
All the sub-divisional and public health centers will have reserved beds in special air conditioning rooms for heat-stroke patients. Also, a separate ward will be opened at the City Hospital here.
“We have already instructed our medical officers to be ready. One bed in each room at the health centers will be reserved for such cases,” said additional district medical officer Himansubala Patnaik.
“The issue will be further discussed during a monthly conference of the medical officers,” Patnaik said.
She said ORS, ice-packets and other essential items will be stocked at the medical centers, and they will start function from March 15.