Dos

  • Stay indoors and in shaded places.
  • Use umbrella/hat/cap/towel when outside.
  • Wear thin loose cotton, light colored garments.
  • Drink frequently water and salted drinks – lassi, lemon water, fruit juices, ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution). Eat fruits such as water melon, cucumber, lemon, orange etc.
  • Take frequent cool bath and reduce room temperature: use window shades/curtains, fan, cooler, air conditioner, cross ventilate room, sprinkle water, keep indoor plants
  • Person feeling unwell, specially old aged, young children, pregnant women, those with pre-existing medical conditions, and outdoor workers, should be immediately shifted to a cooler place, put on minimum clothing, be sponged with cold water, applied ice packs wrapped in cloth, and transported to nearest health facility.

Don’ts

  • Going out in the sun, especially between 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm
  • Doing strenuous activities when outside in the afternoon.
  • Drinking alcohol, tea, coffee and carbonated soft drinks
  • Leaving children or pets in parked vehicle.
  • Wearing dark colored, synthetic and tight clothing.

(Source: PIB, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, June 3, 2019)