Pakistan Army and Sindh Rangers have formed heatstroke centers for the people affected from worst heatwave in Karachi.
Following over 300 casualties in Karachi due to heatstroke, the Pakistan Army came into action to control the situation.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the heatstroke centers will provide free medical assistance to affected masses.
Heatstroke centers under the Pakistan Army have been formed at Sindh Government Hospital New Karachi, Singer Chowrangi Korangi and Aisha Bawani Academy Shahrah e Faisal. Heatstroke affectees will be provided free medical assistance at these centers.
On the other hand, Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) have formed ten heatstroke centers at its wing headquarters across the city, where a complete arrangement of doctors, paramedics and medicines is in place for providing relief to citizens suffering from extremely hot weather.
In view of high mortality rate due to heatstroke, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had requested the Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar for providing assistance.
Karachi heatwave death toll passes 300
The death toll during the ongoing heatwave in Karachi has soared to 300 as unprecedented intense summer continued to torment the metropolis and other cities of Sindh
A devastating heatwave gripping Sindh for several days has taken a toll of over 300 people.
Majority of the heatstroke patients were pronounced dead at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
Sindh Rangers have also set up 10 heatstroke prevention centres across Karachi to treat people suffering with heatstroke. Doctors, para-medical staff and medicines are kept at the centres for treating people with heatstroke.