WATCH: HMC highlights safety measures to follow amid hot weather
As Qatar experiences the summer heat, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has urged citizens and residents to take extra care and follow recommended safety measures to ensure their wellbeing.
With many individuals and families looking to beat the heat at beaches or taking a dip in swimming pools, HMC has shared some tips for the public to observe to safeguard themselves, especially kids, against the dangers of heat.
On its social media, HMC highlighted that those who wish to visit the beaches and swimming pools should follow this advice:
- Be sure to check the weather condition before heading out to the beach. This way you can avoid strong winds and high waves that may be dangerous.
- When going swimming at the beaches or in a pool, always follow the recommended safety instructions.
- Keep a close eye on children when they are swimming and ensure they swim only in designated areas.
- Teach children how to swim in swimming training centers
- Wear a life jacket or use other safety equipment when swimming
- Learn how to perform the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique to be able to save others.
When the re-opening took effect, the country's Ministry of Municipality and Environment had emphasized the importance of adhering to all precautionary and preventive measures to ensure everyone's safety.
The relevant authorities in Qatar continue to urge the public to follow all safety measures against COVID-19, including maintaining social distancing and ensuring hygiene. MME has also intensified its hygiene awareness campaign at beaches across Qatar.
A child’s body temperature tends to rise five-fold of that of an adult, particularly in hot summer days.If exposed to excessive heat,a child might be subjected to an increased risk of dehydration,fever,convulsions, heat stroke,or even death.#Summer_Tips_Hamad_Medical_Corporation pic.twitter.com/rg4NxfuW94— مؤسسة حمد الطبية (@HMC_Qatar) July 9, 2020
Earlier, HMC cautioned the public to never leave children unattended in vehicles in parking lots.
"A child’s body temperature tends to rise five-fold of that of an adult, particularly in hot summer days. If exposed to excessive heat, a child might be subjected to an increased risk of dehydration, fever, convulsions, heatstroke, or even death," HMC said.
Additionally, HMC also drew attention toward the risk of dehydration in summer for expectant women.
"Drink 8-12 glasses of water daily. Eat adequate quantities of water-rich vegetables and fruits," HMC advised.
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