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Ministry of Climate Change issues guidelines to combat rising heatwave risks

The Ministry of Climate Change has emphasized the need for public awareness and vigilance in the face of increasing heatwave risks across the country. With temperatures soaring and heatwaves becoming more frequent, the ministry highlighted the need for individuals to take proactive measures to safeguard their health. According to ministry officials, the intensifying heat poses significant health risks, particularly for vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly and pregnant women. Dehydration, heat exhaustion, and other heat-related illnesses can have serious consequences if not addressed promptly. To mitigate the impact of heatwaves, the ministry advises the public to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities during peak hours of heat, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Pregnant women, in particular, are urged to take extra precautions to stay cool and hydrated. Furthermore, the ministry is closely monitoring the situation and collaborating with relevant authorities to implement measures aimed at reducing the adv erse effects of heatwaves. Awareness campaigns are underway to educate the public about preventive measures and provide guidance on staying safe during extreme heat conditions. Source: Radio Pakistan