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Narendra Modi reviews preparedness for upcoming heat wave season
Narendra Modi
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Narendra Modi reviews preparedness for upcoming heat wave season

| @indiablooms | 12 Apr 2024, 07:29 am

Indian PM Narendra Modi chaired a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday to review preparedness for the ensuing heat wave season.

The Prime Minister was briefed about the temperature outlook for the period from April to June, 2024 including the forecasts for the upcoming hot weather season (April to June), the likelihood of above normal maximum temperatures over most parts of the country, especially with high probability over Central India and western peninsular India.

"Preparedness in the health sector was reviewed in terms of essential medicines, intravenous fluids, ice packs, ORS and drinking water," read a statement issued by the Indian Prime Minister's Office.

"The timely dissemination of essential IEC / awareness material especially in regional languages through all platforms such as television, radio and social media was stressed upon," the statement said.

Since a hotter than normal summer is expected in 2024, which coincides with the General Elections, it was felt that the Advisories issued by MoHFW and NDMA be translated into regional languages and disseminated widely.

The Prime Minister stressed upon the whole of Government approach.

He said that all arms of the government at Central, State and District levels and various Ministries need to work on this in synergy.

The Prime Minister also stressed upon awareness creation along with adequate preparation in hospitals. He also highlighted the need for quick detection and putting out forest fires.

The Principal Secretary to PM, Home Secretary, officials from Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), and the National Disaster Management Authority participated in the meeting.

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