LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Pangasinan Provincial Health Office (PHO) has warned the public against heat-related illnesses this summer season, aside from the coronavirus disease.
PHO chief Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa de Guzman advised them to stay indoors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as this is when the heat is most intense.
De Guzman said they also need to wear clothes made of cotton and in light color if possible. “Pinakamahalaga rito dapat hydrated palagi (The most important thing here is to stay hydrated),” she said in an interview on Wednesday.
De Guzman issued the reminder despite no cases of heatstroke and heat exhaustion have been recorded yet in the province of Pangasinan even after reaching ‘dangerous’ levels of the heat index.
Aside from common summer diseases, the PHO is also watching for sore eyes, rabies, diarrhea, and dengue. As people tend to consume summer delicacies including the popular halo-halo, de Guzman also urged the vendors to use clean water and ice in their products to safeguard the health of their consumers. Ahikam Pasion / PNA – northboundasia.com