A 58-year-old women, resident of Dhanduka, Ahmedabad district died due to heatstroke on Sunday. She was admitted at Seth Vadilal Sarabhai General Hospital, Ahmedabad on April 14, hospital authorities said.
In addition to one death, in the past four days, 11 cases of heatstroke have been recorded in the the Vadilal Hospital, said Dr Bhavin Solanki, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s (AMC’s) medical officer. The age group of these victims of heatstroke ranges from 20 to 80 years. Maximum number of patients are 50 years and above, out of which four are 60-65 years old.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast where temperature is expected to remain as high as 44 degrees Celsius till Friday. This will then drop to 43 degrees on Saturday.
On Monday too temperatures in the state hovered around 44 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was recorded at Kandla airport with 44.8 degrees Celsius, followed by 44.3 in Surendranagar, 43.7 in Amreli and 43.5 in Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. While Baroda was 43 degrees Celsius followed by Bhuj at 42 degrees.