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 Panaji : April 29, 2020

                                                                           Vaisakha 9, 1942


          The Revenue Department has informed that there is a possibility of Heat Wave in the State of Goa from May 8 to 14, 2020. The Government has requested line Departments to be more vigilant and cautions to handle the circumstances, if the situation arises. In order to put measures in place line Departments are requested to prepare Heat Wave preparedness plan as per the advisory for heat wave 2020.

          During this period the people are requested to drink sufficient water-even if not thirsty, use ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution), homemade drinks like lassi, torani (rice water), lemon water, buttermilk, etc. to keep yourself hydrated. Wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose, cotton clothes. Cover the head: Use a cloth, hat or umbrella.

          Employees are requested to provide cool drinking water near work place. Workers are caution to avoid direct sunlight, strenuous jobs should be scheduled to cooler times of the day, frequency and length of rest breaker for outdoor activities may be increased, Pregnant workers and workers should be given additional attention.

          People are advised to stay indoors as much as possible, keep their home cool, use curtains, shutters or sunshade and open windows at night, try to remain on lower floors. Use fans, damp clothing and take bath in cold water frequently. If you feel faint or ill, see a doctor immediately. Keep animals in shade and give them plenty of water to drink.

          The people are also advised to avoid going out in the sun, especially between 12.00 noon and 3.00 p.m., strenuous activities when outside in the afternoon should be avoided,  should avoid going out barefoot,  avoid cooking during peak hours,  open doors and windows to ventilate cooking area adequately, avoid alcohol, tea, coffee and carbonated soft drinks, which dehydrates the body. Avoid high-protein food and do not eat stale food. Do not leave children or pets in parked vehicles as they may get affected by heat wave.  DI/NB/JA/SN/NP/SSP/2020/1934