On Thursday, Bihar Chief Minister has issued detailed instructions to deal with the intense heat wave conditions in the state which has killed more than 100 dead so far. The state disaster management department has set up a control room which has revealed that 101 people have died due to heat stroke and casualties have been spread across three districts Gaya, Aurangabad, and Nawada.
In the Aurangabad, the number of casualties was recorded the highest which is 58, followed by Gaya which is 39 while Nawada was recorded 14, said the control room.
However, Gaya had light rainfall after recording a maximum temperature of 40.4 degrees giving peace to the people. The weather department has forecast “overcast sky and thunder showers” for Friday.
The Met office has predicted that there is no relief for the residents of Patna which is simmering at 40.2 degrees. The heatwave may last over the next 24 hours, it said.
The chief minister while holding a meeting at ANMCH hospital in Gaya directed the officials to make sure that the people who are getting admitted suffering a heat stroke are provided the best possible treatment. The government also organized agenda to spread awareness to prevent heat stroke.
The administrative officials of Gaya, Nawada, and Aurangabad, were directed by the CM to ensure that ex gratia was paid at the earliest to the family members of those who have lost their lives.
To notify Mr. Kumar about the health care arrangements in the three affected districts, a presentation was made. Moreover, deliberations were also held to prevent encephalitis. The state has recently witnessed a massive outbreak of encephalitis which has caused the death of more than 130 children.