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Summers heat taking toll on Gurgaon residents
Summers are here and residents of Gurgaon are feeling the extreme temperatures of the day. As a result of which, hospitals in Gurgaon have witnessed an upsurge in the number of gastroenteritis, dehydration and heat stroke cases.

With every passing summer, the story is the same, where temperatures soar above the normal. It is not only in Gurgaon, but also in other parts of the nation, where temperatures are above normal. Presently the temperatures hover around 40 degree Celsius. There is a serious need for people to take care of themselves, when they come out of their comfort zone – office and houses, else they might fall sick.

Dr. Harish Khemchandani, Physician in Gurgaon said, ''One should take as much fluids as possible. Fluids may include lassi, juice, water etc. But, one should be careful that one takes quality drinks, not just those randomly available on the streets.'' This may be a solution to those who suffer from dehydration, but when it comes to gastroenteritis, it could be a major problem.

''Due to high temperatures, there are chances that the water and food might get infected, which just increases the chances of Gastroenteritis.'' said Dr. Harish. There are a number of hawkers in Gurgaon, which caters to many corporate employees outside their swanky buildings, hence there are chances that the food might have got infected as well. ''One should try to avoid street food.'' said Dr. Harish. 

The situation is even worse for those who are involved in field work. There is no way out for them to avoid the harsh weather. But, they need to take precautions such as carrying water and also avoiding direct contact with sunlight, if possible.

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