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In photos: India grapples with an intense heat wave

Power cuts are adding to people's woes amid soaring temperatures.

April 30, 2022 / 05:11 PM IST
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India is witnessing an intense heat wave, with temperatures in several cities crossing 40 degrees Celsius. (Image credit: AFP)
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So far, the Centre has not released a heat action plan or public health warning but officials maintain that states have been issued advisories to ramp up arrangements for treating extreme heat-related illnesses.  (Image credit: Reuters)
“These guidelines included preventive and curative measures required for heat-related illnesses and we expect the states to follow them,” a senior official told Moneycontrol. “However, it’s not possible for us to centrally monitor what each state is doing.”
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“These guidelines included preventive and curative measures required for heat-related illnesses and we expect the states to follow them,” a senior official told Moneycontrol. “However, it’s not possible for us to centrally monitor what each state is doing.”
Doctors say they are more concerned about heat strokes that an expect fourth wave of COVID-19, news agency Reuters reported. (Image credit: AFP)
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Doctors say they are more concerned about heat strokes that an expected fourth wave of COVID-19, news agency Reuters reported. (Image credit: AFP)
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School-going children are experiencing, diarrhoea, weakness and other symptoms. West Bengal has declared summer vacation early while Odisha has closed schools. (Image credit: AFP file photo)
The Indian Meteorological Department has said that Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana are likely to receive rainfall in the next few days, which will reduce temperatures slightly.
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The Indian Meteorological Department said that Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana are likely to receive rainfall in the next few days, which will reduce temperatures. (Image credit: Reuters)