Stay Hydrated and Avoid the Sun: Ministry of Health Warns Public about Heat-Related Illnesses

Avoid Going Out on Hot Days: Ministry of Health Advises in Vietnam

The Ministry of Health has issued a warning to the public to limit their time outdoors on hot days and drink at least 1.5-2 liters of water per day. This recommendation was made in an official dispatch to localities regarding the prevention and protection of public health and workers against the effects of heat, drought, and saltwater intrusion.

The ministry pointed out that intense heat has been observed in many parts of the country, with the North experiencing early heat waves and the South regularly reaching temperatures of 37-38 degrees. Common health problems during this season include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps, which can be caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures or sudden changes in environmental temperature. High-risk groups include the elderly, young children, pregnant women, people who work outdoors for extended periods, and those with chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.

To prevent these conditions, the ministry recommends limiting sun exposure, wearing light and breathable clothing, increasing intake of water, fruits, and vegetables. It is also advised to avoid alcohol, use appropriate protective gear when working outdoors, and schedule strenuous activities during cooler times of the day. The ministry emphasized that staying hydrated is crucial to preventing heat-related illnesses and taking breaks in cool places is important. With global warming and climate change contributing to earlier and more intense heat waves it is vital to take these precautions to protect public health and well-being.

The Ministry of Health has issued a warning to the public to limit their time outdoors on hot days and drink at least 1.5-2 liters of water per day. This recommendation was made in an official dispatch to localities regarding the prevention and protection of public health and workers against the effects of heat, drought,…

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