Bara swelters in blistering heat

Sweltering heat has upended normal life in Bara. The daily life of people in the district has been badly affected by the intense heat. With the scorching heat, the number of patients at the district hospital is steadily going up.

The movement of people in Kalaiya, Simra, Nijgadh, Simraungadha, Ganjabhawanipur and other market areas is limited due to the heat wave during day time.

The presence of service seekers at the government offices has thinned. Those who make a living working in the open or driving rickshaws and carts are disproportionately affected by the heat. The maximum temperature in Kalaiya and Birganj was recorded at 34 degrees Celsius and in Rautahat, it was 38 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Terai districts have been seeing a steady increase in temperature for the past few days, according to Surendra Singh Kushwaha, Controller of Simara Air, at the Office of the Civil Aviation Authority.

With the rise in temperature, the infection of various diseases is also increasing, said Dr Niraj Kumar Singh. The immunity power of the human body decreases with the increase in temperature, so, one should drink more water and fluids, suggested Dr Singh.

In recent days, more patients with fever and diarrhoea have been visiting the hospital. People are suffering from diarrhoea, typhoid and urinary tract problems due to excessive heat, said Dr Singh.

Around 250 patients are visiting the Provincial Hospital, Kalaiya, on a daily basis as of late, said Dr Dipesh Pandey. Of which, most of them are children, senior citizens and women, he added. The patients are also visiting private clinics.

The primary health care centres and health posts of rural areas are also witnessing a rise in the number of patients. Most of the patients visit the health centres after having health problems, including diarrhoea, skin problem and allergy, said Kebindra Prasad Yadav, chief of administration at Kalaiya Hospital.

Source : TRN,