Panaji: Due to raising temperature in the State of Goa the State Disaster Management Authority/ Revenue Department  has advised General Public to take following Do’s and Dont’s preventive measures are as follows:

Do’s: Listen to Radio; watch TV; read Newspaper for local weather news or download weather information related mobile app., Drink sufficient water and as often as possible, even if not thirsty. Wear light weight, light-coloured, loose, cotton clothes. Use protective goggles, umbrella/hat, shoes or chappals while going out in sun. Carry water with you while travelling. If you work outside, use a hat or an umbrella and also use a damp cloth on your head, neck, face and limbs. Use ORS, coconut water, homemade drinks like lassi, torani (rice water), lemon water, buttermilk, etc. which helps to re-hydrate the body. Open doors and windows to ventilate cooking area adequatel. Visit a doctor immediately, if you feel faint or ill. Keep animals in shade and give them plenty of water to drink. Keep some drinking water for birds in small pots on the roof/balcony.  Keep your home cool, use curtains, shutters or sunshade and open windows at night. Use fans, damp clothing and take bath in cold water frequently. Provide cool drinking water near workplace.  Caution workers to avoid direct sunlight. Schedule strenuous jobs to cooler times of the day. Increase the frequency and length of rest breaks for outdoor activities.  Give additional attention to pregnant workers and others  with a medical condition.

          Don’ts: Do not leave children or pets in parked vehicles. Avoid going out in the sun, especially between 12.00 noon and 3.00 p.m. Avoid wearing dark, heavy or tight clothing. Avoid strenuous activities when the outside temperature is high.  Avoid cooking during peak hours. Avoid alcohol, tea, coffee and carbonated soft drinks, which dehydrates the body. Avoid high-protein, salty, spicy and oily food. Do not eat stale food.

          These guide are also available on the official website

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