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Health Ministry Assessing Public Health Readiness for Heat-Related Illnesses

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Health Ministry reviews public health preparedness for heat-related illnesses

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) – The Health Ministry held a review meeting on public health preparedness for heat-related illnesses in India. Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya emphasized the need for generating awareness and timely action to effectively address heatwaves.

During the meeting, Mansukh Mandaviya stressed the importance of creating a central database for accurate data on heat waves, including deaths and cases. He also highlighted the importance of timely action upon receiving weather alerts from the IMD.

The Health Minister underscored the significance of collaborative efforts in managing heat-related illnesses, and advised officials to coordinate with state authorities. Union Minister Bharati Pravin Pawar called for equipping Ayushman Arogya Mandirs with essential items like water coolers and ice packs.

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Efforts towards generating awareness for better management of heatwaves are crucial for effective management. Timely action and wide awareness among people on preventive measures can greatly reduce the severe impact of heat waves. The Health Ministry continues to prioritize public health preparedness for the rising temperatures across India.

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