As the mercury continues its relentless upward spiral, the queues outside doctors' clinics are also lengthening. And as always, precaution remains the best form of cure, and doctors have advised Mumbaikars to follow a simple list of dos and don'ts to keep themselves safe and healthy.
Dr Harshad Limaye, internal medicine doctor at Nanavati Hospital, said, "The heat is crossing record levels, and the humidity is also rising. One must be careful while stepping outdoors or being exposed to the sun," Limaye said.
"The heat can cause two problems: Dehydration and heat stroke. One must keep oneself hydrated and stay indoors as much as possible during the day," he added.
Hospitals say they are getting about 10-15 patients every day on average, with a majority of them complaining of dehydration, vomiting, gastroenteritis and heatstrokes. A simple solution doctors have suggested to take care of multiple ailments is to drink water on a regular basis.
Speaking about the cases seen daily, Dr Mohammad Shakeel, head of emergency and trauma department at Fortis Hospital in Kalyan, said, "We are getting cases similar to what we get during the summer. People should drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration."
"Other precautions include wearing light clothing, and to stay indoors as much as possible to protect themselves from the sun," Dr Shakeel added.
About Nanavati Hospital:
Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital has been at the forefront of healthcare for 65 years. Today the 350 bed facility housing 55 speciality departments offers a plethora of services in practically every field of modern medicine and health care. Our well-equipped hospital rooms, state-of-the-art departments and technologically advanced systems are all backed by the expertise and reputation of over 350 consultants, 100 resident doctors, 475 nursing staff and 1500 employees.
The hospital's state-of-the-art Imaging Centre, spanning over 10,000 sq. ft, houses 3 Tesla 32 channel wide bore Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner with MR guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) and High-Intensity-Focused-Ultrasound, 64 slice Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET CT) with cardiac capability. The Catheterization Lab at Nanavati Heart Centre which is the first of its kind in Mumbai, has a team of highly experienced and qualified faculty providing 24x7 Interventional Cardiac Services.
Nanavati Cancer Centre provides comprehensive Cancer Care with organ specific specialist teams in a holistic manner. The hospital offers advanced services for the treatment of heart conditions including Minimal Access Cardiac Bypass Surgery. The Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) program at Nanavati is one of the largest in the region. The hospital provides a wide spectrum of Super Speciality Services in the field of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Urology, Kidney Transplant, Nephrology, Gastroenterology and Surgical Gastroenterology, Liver Transplant, Orthopaedics including Spine Surgery, Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery and comprehensive Mother & Child Care. In addition, process driven Critical Care services, along with the most advanced Diagnostic and Imaging facilities, provide the necessary backbone for holistic, comprehensive and contemporary patient care.
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