Now every summer, we talk about heat waves. And yet, it’s different every year. This year heat waves arrived earlier than usual in March and lasted longer than usual, going on for six weeks. And there are more to follow. In parts of Central and Northwest India, temperatures have already crossed 40-45 celsius. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that this summer will be hotter than usual. So how can we protect our health personally? And what can governments at different levels do to minimise deaths of vulnerable people?
In this episode of The Suno India Show, host Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to Dr Dileep Mavalankar, director of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar.
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