The Administrator Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shallwani has given directives to put all the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) hospitals and 1122 rescue services on alert.
According to the details, this step was taken in wake of the heatwave forecasted by the Met Office. All relevant officials and staffers have been asked to remain on duty round the clock.
KMC press statement detailed that the focal persons of all the hospitals have been directed to make foolproof arrangements in the wake of the heatwave alert.
Meanwhile, the medical and health Services department issued an advisory for the people and asked them to adopt precautionary measures.
The citizens have been urged to drink water and ORS to be saved from dehydration. People have been asked to avoid going out unnecessarily and wear caps and use an umbrella while working or going outside.
It asked the diabetic and blood pressure patients to adopt special preventive measures. The advisory asked the citizens to approach their nearest heat stroke center in case of any emergency.