By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): The Health Department has urged the citizens of Sri Lanka to follow hygienic measures amidst the ongoing extremely hot weather.
In an advisory issued to the public, the Health Department has urged the public to stay hygienic and hydrated against the heat waves spreading across the island, suggesting that the consumption of water and foods that have cooling properties is recommended.
Drinking adequate volumes of water to prevent dehydration and the consumption of fruits such as watermelon are recommended to beat the ongoing hot weather, and those walking or working outdoors in extreme sunlight, especially children, are strongly advised to take precautions, Consultant Dr. Renuka Jayatissa of the Medical Research Institute said.
She emphasised that risk groups such as elderly individuals, children, pregnant women, and those working outdoors, are strongly advised that extra precautions be taken to avoid exposure to the heat and prevent any heat-related illnesses.