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Initiate steps to curb heat wave deaths in Andhra Pradesh, officials told

Keeping in view the heat wave conditions, chief secretary Dinesh Kumar asked the district officials to take all precautionary measures to avoid sun stroke deaths.

Published: 25th April 2017 05:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2017 05:39 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: Keeping in view the heat wave conditions, chief secretary Dinesh Kumar asked the district officials to take all precautionary measures to avoid sun stroke deaths. At a video conference on Monday, the CS asked officials to take all measures for the supply of water in peak summer.

A toll-free number with 1800 425 00002 has been set up in the control room.

Speaking at the meeting, joint collector G Srijana said “As a part of the crash programme conducted from February 1to 25, we have visited all the habitations in the district and completed repair works of bore-wells. We have identified 102 habitations in the need water supply this summer.”

She said that flushing and deepening of 551 bore-wells and open wells would be done with an estimated cost of Rs 183.71 lakh. While there is Rs 29.07 lakh SDRF grant for the district, she requested the CS to allot the remaining Rs 154.64 lakh soon.

A total of 605 water kiosks and 1,045 shelters have been set up in different areas of the city, which were donated by various government departments and NGOs.

With the severe heat wave conditions, as many as 286 people were administered first aid at hospitals. As many as 606 medical camps were set up at various places.

Meanwhile, health officials have deployed para-medical teams at various PHCs for emergency.



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