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Heat Action Plan

With apprehensions are expressed by the authorities that next Summer Season will bring in frequent and prolonged Heat Waves, the State Government will chalk out ‘Heat Action Plan’ to meet the challenge.


And the State Government will notify a State Task Force to take up task of Climate Change Impact on Health Care.
Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi has held discussions with Secretary Health & family Welfare Pramod Kumar Meherda in this regard said sources.

While this year it was observed frequent and prolonged Heat Wave conditions, experts on Climate are apprehensive of similar worst experience in next Summer Season. 
And Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) is also likely to predict the same situation for Summer Seasons.

Under this backdrop, Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has advised the State Government to prepare the ‘Heat Action Plan’ by the State Health Authorities.

Union Secretary Health & Family Welfare Preeti Sudan has brought it to the attention of the State Government to strengthen Environmental Health System as health is directly and indirectly affected due to impacts of various environmental factors.

Ms.Sudan has said that area of concern today is changing climateand its related impact, largely in heat related illness, and other climate sensitive illness such as vector borne and water borne diseases.

The State Government will have to undertake activities to make Health System Climate Resilient and for which a senior officer will be notified as State Nodal Officer-Climate Change, who will have support of a Full-fledged Team as a Environment Health Cell in the Department of Health, said Union Secretary.

With Air Pollution badly hitting National Capital Region and Delhi has been branded as “Worst Polluted City In The World”, Union Government is worried over the alarming situation.
 
Under this backdrop, State Specific Action Plan for Climate Change and Human Health is needed to be formulated soon by the State Government, said Union Secretary Health & Family Welfare.

Keeping this in view Chief Secretary Mr.Padhi has held discussion with Dr.Meherda and asked to chalk out State Action Plan to contain health hassles due to Heat Waves.
 
In the meantime Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) has brought out to initiate Sentinel Surveillance of acute cardio-respiratory events in selected hospitals of selected towns.
 
And State Health Authorities will have to carry out Information Education and Communication (IEC) Initiatives in the State in order to make aware the people about the hazards of pollution on health.


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