Mayor declares emergency in all KMC hospitals in view of expected heatwave
KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has immediately declared emergency in KMC hospitals in view of the expected heatwave in Karachi from May 5 to 8.
The Mayor has directed the Senior Director Medical Services to make all arrangements in the hospitals in view of expected heatwave, said a statement. The presence of doctors, paramedical staff and medicines should be ensured, the Mayor said, adding that the Meteorological Department has forecast that heatwave may occur in Karachi from May 5 to 8 and the temperature is expected to increase up to 42 degrees centigrade.
The Mayor said that he will not tolerate any negligence in any hospital in the days of expected heatwave. Waseem Akhtar said that in this new situation of heatwave, the safest way is not to go out during the day and to be careful when traveling.
In case of any emergency, a nearby hospital should be approached immediately, said the Mayor. - APP