- A sunstroke or heat stroke is a serious condition
- An emergency treatment is required Sunstroke
The summer season is almost here and the temperature is increasing day by day. As a result of this rising temperature, three suspected sun-stroke deaths have been reported in Kerala. Sunstroke is a serious condition in which a person is injured by overheating or external exposure to heat. A person in need of emergency treatment can cause serious injury.
The officers suspected three deaths due to sunstroke. Among them Karunakaran (42) fainted while working in his rice field. He was an employee of the state government and was taken to the nearest hospital, where he was pronounced dead. For final postmortem he was transferred to the state medical college. The doctors noticed signs of burn on his shoulders that suggested a case of sunstroke.
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Similarly, Kannur Narayanan, an elderly person, became unconscious and suffered from some sunburns. When the condition worsened after some time, he was pronounced dead. In the third case, a hotel employee was found dead at the roadside.
The officials advised the citizens to take precautions to protect themselves from heat as much as possible.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff March 25, 2019