Public Safety Ministry Announces Countermeasures against Heat Waves

Write : 2017-05-18 13:30:03 Update : 2017-05-18 14:40:29

Public Safety Ministry Announces Countermeasures against Heat Waves

With this summer predicted to be as scorching as last year’s, the Ministry of Public Safety and Security has announced a set of countermeasures to alleviate the impact of heat waves.
 
The measures include the operation of nearly 43-thousand heat wave shelters across the nation and the employment of roughly 130-thousand helpers who will care for vulnerable groups such as elderly people living alone.
 
Emergency rescue services and 530 medical institutions will be run nationwide to help heatstroke patients. As a longer-term countermeasure to address unusually hot weather and block sunlight, more urban greening projects will be implemented and shaded sidewalks will be built.
 
An annual average of ten-point-four days were extremely hot across the nation over the past 37 years and the number is continuing to rise.
 
This year’s average summer temperature is predicted to be similar to that of previous years at 23-point-six degrees Celsius or even higher.
 
Statistics compiled over the last five years show that an annual average of one-thousand-60 people suffered from heat-related diseases, and of them, eleven died. Roughly two million livestock animals and six million fish died due to heat waves. 

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