Delhi Health Department Issues Emergency Directives Amidst Heatwave

Delhi's Health Department mandates 24-hour emergency services and senior doctor presence in hospitals to manage heatstroke cases during the severe heatwave.

Sumit Kumar
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Delhi government's Health Department

By A Staff Reporter-  In response to the severe heatwave conditions gripping the city, the Delhi government's Health Department has issued a critical circular to all Medical Superintendents (MS), Medical Directors (MDs), and Chief District Medical Officers (CDMOs). The directive mandates that emergency services in hospitals remain operational 24 hours a day.

The circular emphasizes the necessity of having a senior doctor present in the Emergency Department at all times to handle heatstroke patients efficiently. "MS/MDs must personally ensure the immediate admission and treatment of such patients, to ensure that the maximum lives could be saved," the notice states.

This proactive measure is aimed at providing timely and effective medical intervention for those affected by the extreme heat, ensuring that no life is lost due to delays in treatment.