Departments directed to remain alert during heatwave: PDMA

Departments directed to remain alert during heatwave: PDMA

Islamabad (Web Desk/Agencies): Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Monday said that heatwave may be severe in several districts of the country where all concerned departments have been directed to remain alert to meet any untoward situation.

According to PDMA Technical Director Hamidullah Malik, citizens have been directed to contact PDMA Helpline 1129 in case of any emergency.

In this regard, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) advised all citizens to take precautionary measures to protect themselves from the expected heatwave, he mentioned.

He also suggested all private and government organizations for change in duty timings to save people from severe heatwave cases, adding, departments should also dispatch these all emergency numbers in their offices.

He advised to drink adequate water in the heat. Individuals with medical conditions were advised to keep their medication in stock.

“If people need assistance in an emergency, they can contact the PDMA’ s Helpline number 1129 or Rescue number 1122,” he said.

The PDMA officer said that awareness campaigns are underway to educate the public about preventive measures and provide guidance on staying safe during extreme heat conditions, he mentioned.

Replying a question, he said that heatwave will not goes down in next couple of days, adding, the country is witnessing severe heatwave and temperatures of various cities are likely to soar further.