Upper Mazaruni residents engaged in child abuse awareness outreach

first_img– as Child Protection Week concludesMinister within the Communities Ministry Dawn Hastings-Williams and a team, including a Blossom Incorporated representative Tiffany Griffith, conducted an education outreach programme to several communities in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The aim of the exercise was to raise awareness about child abuse and the strong role the community plays in intervention and prevention. This was part of activities in observance of Child Protection Week, September 18 to 24.Minister within the Communities Ministry Dawn Hastings-Williams addressing the meeting during the education outreachFor three days (September 21-23), the Minister and team held engagements with the children, parents, community leaders and Councillors of Kamarang, Jawalla, Kako and Kwebanna on child rights, preventing child abuse and better parenting. This was reinforced by a travelling exhibition titled “Break the Silence, Stop Child Sexual Abuse”, which the team shared with them, a release from the Government Information Agency (GINA) stated.Speaking at the different engagements, Minister Hastings-Williams sought to reinforce the importance of community involvement in ensuring the protection of the nation’s children.The Minister declared, “Child abuse is real.” Moreover, incidents of child abuse are on the increase throughout the 10 Administrative Regions, with the hinterland regions showing signs of being more vulnerable.The Minister noted that “all (parents, community leaders, businesses and the Police) must become involved” to stop this scourge and called on the community leaders, parents and residents to give prominence to the issue by making it a topic of discussion at every forum.The Minister urged that the community make it a decisive issue at the weekly village meetings and at the level of the different Parent-Teachers’ Association meetings. The Minister also asked that these meetings discuss topics such as how to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and what to do if it was suspected that a child or young person was being harmed.The Minister not only urged further education, but for the community to seek to report instances of suspected abuse. Meanwhile, Griffith reminded the children that they were all special, telling them: “You are going to be the leaders of tomorrow’s generation…”She explained that their parents, community and Government have a responsibility to them in relation to ensuring that they become their best self for their future role. Griffith pointed out that the responsibility also includes ensuring that they are “well taken care of” including protected from all forms of abuse.“Abuse is any form of punishment or wrongdoing that has been done to a child,” Griffith explained to the children. “If somebody beats you and leaves marks on your skin and causes you pain and you are not able to attend school that is abuse. If somebody should touch you on your private parts, that is abuse,” she added.The Blossom Incorporated representative urged the children to report all instances of abuse to “somebody who you think you can tell and who would not cause you more harm”.During the meetings, Minister Hastings-Williams also spoke briefly about Indigenous Heritage and Education Month, both of which are being observed in September.Alluding to the two observances, the Minister reiterated the Government’s commitment to indigenous development, including its pledge to work to bring quality education to the hinterland, on par with what is offered on the coastland.“The Government is committed in ensuring that every child has access to quality education despite their geographical location,” the Minister assured.She also resolved to bring to Cabinet’s attention a number of issues and concerns that were raised during engagements, including improving the living quarters of Government workers in the hinterland.The Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) stated that over 2238 cases of child abuse have been reported. According to CCPA Director Ann Greene, the most reported form of abuse is neglect, followed by sexual abuse.Blossom Incorporated is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation within Guyana, that works separately and in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry to build and strengthen children and families’ relationships and to safeguard the physical and mental well-being of all children.last_img read more

Chalk up two more wins for the Tracker Flyers

first_imgOver the weekend, the Tracker Flyers played back to back games against the Grande Prairie Strike Energy Storm on Friday, Oct.28 and the Edge Maroon on Saturday, Oct. 29.Game one against the Strike Energy Storm took place in Dawson Creek, with the Tracker Flyers emerging victorious by a score of 6-3. Forward Jade McMullen led the way offensively for the Flyers Friday night, scoring twice and chipping in with two assists for a four point performance.  Forward Jordan Harder also had a multi-goal game, scoring back-to-back goals for the Tracker Flyers.Goaltender Daimon Derouin made 19 saves for the Tracker Flyers win.- Advertisement -On Saturday, the Tracker Flyers were in Fort St. John in a tilt against the Edge Maroon, sending the Maroon home with a 5-3 loss to think about. Leading the way offensively were three Tracker Flyers, Logan Daneluk, Jade McMullen and Jordan Harder. Each player tallied an impressive three points.Michael Chute got the start in net Saturday, recording 26 saves in the 5-3 victory.After their sucessful weekend, the Tracker Flyers now hold a 5-1-1 record, and currently sit in second place in the NAMHL’s North Black division.Advertisement Next up for the Tracker Flyers are back-to-back home games. Friday Nov.4, the boys will welcome the Peace River Royals, and Saturday, Nov. 5, they will take on the Fort McMurray Barons.last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL FROM FÉILE GRIANÁN AILIGH

first_img   PICTURE SPECIAL FROM FÉILE GRIANÁN AILIGH was last modified: May 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:féile grianán ailigh HUNDREDS of people descended on Burt on Sunday for Féile Grianán Ailigh – a superb family day out and festival at the famous fort.“It was a great event and we had a great variation of food, music, arts andheritage,” said one of the organisers James Sharkey.Sword fighting and the bow and arrow demonstrations added to a great spectacle. last_img read more

LEADING SECURITY EXPERTS HUGELY IMPRESSED WITH SHERIDAN SECURITY EXHIBITION

first_imgThe Sheridan Security Systems third Security Exhibition, which took place in the Mount Errigal Hotel over the last number of days has been described as another incredible success. The Security Exhibition which finishes later today, is designed to promote all areas of domestic and commercial security, providing advice and demonstrations on all the latest surveillance and alarm technologies. All aspects of security for both domestic and commercial markets were exhibited and demonstrated – from Wired to Wireless Alarms, High Definition IP Surveillance up to 29MP, Digital Video Recorders, Safes, Fire Fighting Equipment, Automatic Gates and much more.The Exhibition was attended by Ireland’s leading security experts and they were impressed with the quality of products on show at the exhibition.The exhibition allowed visitors to benefit from free advice based on a confidential conversation which will highlight how to tailor the technology to meet individual requirements.Admission to the exhibition was FREE of charge, so as expected large numbers descended on the exhibition to take the opportunity to come and discuss the individual requirements needed. Event organiser, Brendan Sheridan insisted vigilance in security measures has reached a level of paramount importance in recent years due to the increase in both commercial and domestic criminal activity.He told Donegal Daily, “With new technologies constantly coming onto the market the exhibition was the perfect opportunity to view some of the most powerful security solutions available, and speak to leading professionals about your requirements.“Thankfully the exhibition has been another brilliant success, it’s our third exhibition now and all three have been incredible successes.Sheridan Security Systems was founded in 2002 by Brendan Sheridan and has grown to become a leading provider of security systems in the North West with a reputation for excellence.The exhibition doesn’t finish until 6pm, so you’ve still got time to get the exhibition at The Mount Errigal Hotel. LEADING SECURITY EXPERTS HUGELY IMPRESSED WITH SHERIDAN SECURITY EXHIBITION was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsSheridan Securitylast_img read more

Man United release heartwarming message from Sir Alex Ferguson thanking fans

first_img 7 7 7 Man United tweeted this message from Ferguson 7 7 Barcelona were among clubs in Europe to express their delight “Hello. Just a quick message, first of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals,” he said.”Believe me, without those people, who gave me such great care, I would not be sitting here today. So thank you from me and my family. Thank you very much.“It’s made me feel so humble, as have all the messages I’ve received from all over the world, wishing me the best. And the good wishes do resonate very, very strongly with me. So thank you for that support you’ve given me.”Lastly, I’ll be back later in the season to watch the team. In the meantime, all the best to Jose and the players. Thank you very much.”The club’s most successful manager, Ferguson’s message has been received well by the football community. Fowler played for Liverpool during Ferguson’s time as manager, but was pleased to see the message center_img 7 Gary Neville came through the academy and played under the manager for his entire career United fan accounts and fanzines were delighted to hear the message Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is recovering from a recent illness, which required him to have surgery for a brain haemorrhage.He asked the club to share this message. Man United and Arsenal enjoyed a healthy rivalry during Ferguson’s time as manager, but all that pales into insignificance 7 Ferguson signed Rooney in 2004 for close to £30m when he was still a teenagerlast_img read more

SWIMMERS BRAVE FREEZING WATERS FOR KILCAR’S NEW YEAR’S DAY SWIM – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgSWIMMERS BRAVE FREEZING WATERS FOR KILCAR’S NEW YEAR’S DAY SWIM – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: January 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:kilcarMuckrossNew Year’s Day Swimlast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K SET TO ATTRACT HUGE CROWD

first_imgLetterkenny General Hospital Paediatric Department staff and members of the Donegal Women’s 5k committee at the launch of the charity race which takes place on Sunday, April 6th from the Finn Valley Centre at 11 a.m. The money raised from this year’s event will go towards the purchase of a new baby oxygen delivery machine. Included at front are staff nurses Dot Kelly and Ailish Breslin with Donegal Women’s 5k committee members Bridgeen Doherty and Grace Boyle.DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K SET TO ATTRACT HUGE CROWD was last modified: February 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Women’s 5Klast_img read more

RESULTS: INISHOWEN AC RUNNER WINS DONEGAL MARATHON

first_imgINISHOWEN AC runner Benny Mullan won today’s Donegal Marathon in a sub-3 hour time.All the results are below: Well done to everyone who took part.Donegal Marathon 2014Place Bib Name Club Gun Chip Time Sex Class1 53 Benny Mullan Inishowen A.C. 2:56:50.4 2:56:49.9 M F402 19 Philip Rainey Marathon Club Ireland 3:01:39.1 3:01:39.1 M FS3 76 Kevin Wallace Letterkenny 3:02:24.1 3:02:24.1 M FS4 114 Terence Coyle 3:03:03.6 3:03:03.6 M F555 137 Gerard Bogle Finn Valley AC 3:03:32.8 3:03:32.8 M F506 69 Barry Shanks St Peters 3:11:32.7 3:11:22.7 M F407 152 John Mc Glinchey Finn Valley A.C. 3:12:05.9 3:12:05.9 M F458 112 Aidan Grier 3:13:29.8 3:13:26.1 M FS9 106 Tom Thompson Finn Valley A.C. 3:15:26.3 3:15:26.3 M F4510 100 Barry Cassidy 3:21:06.7 3:21:03.8 M F5011 166 Brian McBride Letterkenny A.C. 3:22:05.2 3:21:59.0 M F4012 135 Kieran Coyle Letterkenny A.C. 3:22:53.2 3:22:48.3 M FS13 50 Paddy McNamee 3:25:05.0 3:25:01.8 M F5014 158 David Vint Newry City Runners AC 3:25:31.3 3:25:29.1 M F5015 141 Dermot McElhinney Magherafelt Harriers 3:28:05.9 3:27:45.7 M F4016 105 Peter Kardos 3:28:14.1 3:28:11.6 M F4017 13 Paul Mc Guinness 3:29:03.6 3:28:58.5 M F4018 56 Owen McKinney Inishowen A.C. 3:30:54.9 3:30:52.5 M F4019 113 Jolene Mellon North East Runners A.C. 3:31:30.4 3:31:22.0 W FS20 147 Nigel Campbell 3:32:01.5 3:32:01.5 M F4021 120 Ronan Mc Elwaine 3:32:55.7 3:32:22.7 M F4022 74 Kevin Gallagher 3:34:33.7 3:34:30.7 M FS23 99 Caroline Kelly Marathon Club Ireland 3:35:58.1 3:35:56.4 W F4524 14 John Glynn 3:36:24.7 3:36:17.3 M FS25 149 Stanislaw Kostanski 3:36:57.5 3:36:55.5 M F4026 1 Paddy Hannigan 3:38:22.1 3:38:10.9 M F5027 94 Vitor Oliveira 3:42:19.8 3:42:10.6 M FS28 92 Jason Kelly 3:43:10.6 3:42:59.3 M FS29 48 Tim Crowley 3:44:38.5 3:44:16.3 M FS30 70 John Wallace 3:45:05.8 3:44:39.6 M FS31 91 Robert Martin North Down AC 3:46:51.5 3:46:37.8 M F4532 161 Gary Gillen 3:49:00.5 3:48:52.6 M FS33 164 Paul Murry 3:49:59.0 3:49:14.4 M FS34 93 Liam Mc Ginty Finn Valley A.C. 3:49:59.6 3:49:21.1 M F4535 156 Gillian Cordner Seapark AC 3:51:05.0 3:50:54.8 W FS36 98 Brian Jablonski 3:51:52.6 3:51:41.1 M FS37 133 Martin O’ Donnell 3:53:27.7 3:53:20.0 M FS38 80 Michael Clarke 3:53:45.2 3:53:15.3 M FS39 89 Matthew McGinty 3:54:27.3 3:53:31.5 M FS40 116 Brian Ward 24/7 Triathlon Club, 3:54:54.6 3:54:54.1 M F4541 150 Eddie Clyde Springwell Running Club 3:54:58.2 3:54:53.8 M FS42 148 John Butcher Springwell Running Club 3:54:58.3 3:54:53.6 M F4043 160 Erin Mullan 3:55:34.7 3:55:34.7 W FS44 47 Lawrence Bookham 3:55:39.0 3:55:32.4 M F4045 90 James Robertson Omagh Harriers 3:56:30.3 3:55:28.9 M FS46 58 James Nugent 3:58:38.0 M M5047 54 Simon Chodziesner 3:58:41.2 3:58:27.7 M F5048 39 Garvin Boyce 3:59:10.6 3:59:06.7 M F4049 151 Simon Moore Springwell Running Club 3:59:33.6 3:59:28.9 M FS50 71 Helen Mc Cready Rosses A.C. 3:59:50.3 3:59:22.3 W FS51 57 Ronan Clancy 3:59:52.7 3:59:22.0 M FS52 88 Thomas Given 4:00:40.2 4:00:32.8 M F4053 132 Patrick Morning 4:01:27.2 4:01:21.8 M F4554 22 Anne Fournier 4:02:34.2 4:02:23.6 W F5555 64 Michael Doherty 4:02:43.7 4:02:16.4 M F5556 102 Paul McCavera Marathon Club Ireland 4:02:46.9 4:02:40.6 M F4057 163 Nigel McNeill Springwell Running Club 4:03:46.2 4:03:41.5 M F4558 169 Michael Mc Keown 4:05:23.0 4:05:23.0 M FS59 118 Stephen Cunningham 4:05:30.9 4:05:14.4 M FS60 175 Donie Owens 4:05:58.8 4:05:53.0 M FS61 82 Noel McAllister Ballymena Runners AC 4:09:11.2 4:08:57.0 M FS62 162 Kevin Large SSE Renewables, 4:09:23.0 4:09:18.0 M FS63 37 Eric Pierce 4:09:27.2 4:08:59.2 M F5064 138 Andrena Berry Co Antrim Harriers 4:09:27.7 4:09:02.2 W F5065 25 Mark Lafferty 4:10:45.7 4:09:45.0 M FS66 60 Richard Smith 4:10:56.5 4:10:52.3 M FS67 134 Stephen Harper 4:11:22.4 4:10:42.9 M FS68 139 Grace Bonner 4:12:37.4 4:12:15.8 W F4069 49 Paul McShane 4:13:20.2 4:12:40.5 M F4570 43 Shane Chops Mullan 4:14:08.7 4:13:06.9 M FS71 111 Eddie Doran West Waterford A.C. 4:14:20.0 4:14:06.0 M F4072 153 Eugene Winters 100 Marathon Club Ireland, 4:15:09.7 4:14:59.8 M F5573 42 Joseph Friel 4:15:46.9 4:15:11.9 M FS74 33 Maire Callaghan 4:16:51.5 4:16:33.9 W F5575 2 Kris Allison 4:16:53.3 4:15:52.1 M FS76 65 Paul Skinnader 4:18:20.6 4:18:09.0 M F5077 146 Dennis McMonagle 100 Marathon Club Ireland, 4:19:46.7 4:18:57.0 M F5578 83 Aidan Spence 4:19:55.8 4:19:37.6 M FS79 46 Martin Sweeney 4:21:22.8 4:20:30.3 M FS80 159 Charlie Deeney 4:22:42.7 4:22:39.7 M FS81 67 Paddy Crampsey 4:26:21.4 4:26:21.4 M FS82 51 Patrick Martin 4:26:26.2 4:25:54.2 M F4583 24 Anne Killen 4:26:54.4 4:26:41.0 W FS84 115 James Sheridan Dub Running Club 4:26:57.5 4:26:23.8 M FS85 23 Owen O’Malley 4:27:14.4 4:27:14.4 M F5086 86 John Sweeney 4:27:31.0 4:27:11.4 M F5087 35 Frank Ferns 4:28:53.5 4:27:50.0 M F4588 62 Rónán Brophy 4:29:47.7 4:29:19.5 M F5089 21 Carmel Bourban 4:32:16.9 4:32:06.1 W F4590 18 Ciaran O’Donnell 4:34:46.1 4:33:47.6 M FS91 38 Padraig Carberry 4:34:56.6 4:34:25.8 M FS92 96 Clive Nesbitt 4:36:44.6 4:36:38.6 M F5093 79 Noelle Mc Laughlin 4:36:52.1 4:35:49.2 W F4094 157 Paddy Joe Gallagher 4:37:15.8 4:37:15.8 M FS95 68 Angela Trimble 4:40:01.5 4:39:51.5 W F4096 45 John Devine 4:42:46.8 4:42:41.4 M FS97 77 Anna Devine 4:43:52.8 4:43:23.2 W FS98 81 Lorraine Hyndman 4:43:52.8 4:43:22.5 W FS99 143 Elizabeth McKavanagh 4:44:54.3 4:44:54.3 W F45100 144 Martin Devlin 4:44:54.9 4:44:10.6 M F45101 52 Basil Sexton 4:47:35.1 4:46:46.9 M F40102 110 Gerard Crawford 4:48:05.6 4:47:28.4 M FS103 32 Liam Ward 4:49:38.8 4:49:19.8 M FS104 29 Frank Rogers 4:49:38.9 4:49:38.9 M F40105 59 John Geraghty 4:50:22.0 M M40106 154 Martin Lilley 4:51:21.9 4:51:12.3 M F45107 103 Marcel McCafferty 4:52:01.9 4:51:54.7 M F40108 108 Barry O’Flynn 4:52:12.7 4:51:33.0 M F50109 119 Carmel Roberts 4:52:12.9 4:51:33.7 W F40110 44 Martin Kerrigan 4:52:20.7 4:51:52.4 M F40111 104 Conor Kelly 4:54:34.1 4:54:16.1 M FS112 72 James Campbell Monaghan Town Runners 4:57:30.0 4:56:25.6 M F40113 140 Diarmuid O Leary 4:59:28.5 4:58:40.2 M FS114 26 Gail Ryan 5:00:57.9 5:00:17.0 W FS115 36 Kevin Blake 5:03:15.3 5:02:58.6 M F45116 78 Lorraine Kerr 5:03:30.1 5:02:27.9 W FS117 95 Philip McAvoy 100 Marathon Club Ireland, 5:05:02.4 5:04:50.6 M F50118 27 Martin Ryan 5:08:38.3 5:07:55.4 M FS119 9 Tanya Carson 5:08:51.7 5:08:09.6 W FS120 167 Colm McDaid 5:08:52.0 5:08:16.1 M F40121 12 Donal Mc Guinness 5:11:01.5 5:10:35.6 M FS122 16 Michelle Fookwe 5:11:23.7 5:10:18.1 W F45123 131 Sadie Mc Devitt 5:12:05.5 5:11:13.7 W F45124 66 Moya Gibbons 5:14:41.1 5:14:15.7 W F40125 97 Gillian Abraham 5:26:45.2 5:26:38.5 W FS126 107 Martin Brady 5:26:45.4 5:26:27.1 M F40127 28 Martin Browne 5:29:42.3 5:29:03.8 M F40128 142 Emmett Mc Carron 5:32:39.2 5:32:15.9 M FS129 4 Anne Rodgers Rosses A.C. 5:34:42.7 5:33:55.7 W F40130 117 Patricia O’Donnell Rosses A.C. 5:34:42.9 5:33:55.5 W FS131 85 Kevin O Neill 5:43:34.5 5:43:20.4 M F50132 145 Peter Mc Glynn Letterkenny 5:48:32.6 5:48:06.0 M RESULTS: INISHOWEN AC RUNNER WINS DONEGAL MARATHON was last modified: August 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2014Benny MullandonegalInishowen ACMarathonResultslast_img read more

SA business ‘to help rebuild Zim’

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 7 April 2009 The South African business community was ready to start investing in Zimbabwe, Business Unity SA (Busa) president Patrice Motsepe said after a high-level meeting between a South African business delegation and the Zimbabwean government in Harare on Monday. “I have confidence that anyone who commits resources to Zimbabwe will see that the country is a good place to do business in,” said Motsepe, chairman of mining firm African Rainbow Minerals and owner of South African Premier League soccer club Mamelodi Sundowns. The 22-member Busa delegation met with President Robert Mugabe, Finance Minister Tendai Biti, and the local business community. The delegation included representatives from South Africa’s mining, retail, infrastructure, agriculture, transport, financial services and health care sectors. Busa said business leaders from Aspen Pharmacare, Massmart, Netcare, PPC Cement, Old Mutual, Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Industrial Development Corporation also participated. Motsepe expressed satisfaction at the progress being made by Zimbabwe’s new unity government in creating a conducive environment for business in the country. Zimbabwean state newspaper The Herald reports that the government, meeting at a weekend retreat at Victoria Falls, had agreed on a 100-day action plan to restore basic rights, heal political scars and boost international trust in the country. According to The Herald, the retreat was marked by a high degree of consensus between President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party and his former opposition rivals, the Movement for Democratic Change led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Addressing the meeting, which was sponsored by the World Bank, Tsvangirai again called on the West to “engage with us on our economic recovery programme”.SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

Heat claims a life in Gujarat

first_imgWith mercury hovering above 43 degree C in most of Gujarat, the State is witnessing intense heat wave conditions that have claimed one life and affected hundreds in Ahmedabad and other towns.One person died of heatstroke in Ahmedabad city on Monday while 518 cases of heatstroke, dehydration, fluctuations in blood pressure, anxiety were reported in hospitals across the State.Multiple complaintsAccording to the State emergency services, 2,368 persons have been affected by the excessive heat conditions since the beginning of May in Ahmedabad alone. “People are coming in to complain of dehydration, stroke, vomiting, chest and stomach pain and nose and ear bleeding,” a senior staff member for the emergency medical centre told The Hindu.“We are witnessing intense heat wave conditions with dry weather across the State, except for a few places in south Gujarat. Hundreds of patients are pouring in with heat-related illnesses,” a senior doctor of Ahmedabad civil hospital said.Another senior doctor from the city said the bulk of the patients were senior citizens, children and daily wage earners who were exposed to sun due to their work requirements.Orange alertThe Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has issued an orange alert as part of its heat action plan that has been prepared and implemented with the help of experts from the U.S.-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gandhinagar.“We have alerted the citizens to take precautions, minimise exposure to sun between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and remain hydrated during the day,” a senior official of the civic body said. “As per the met department’s prediction, heat wave conditions will continue for another week in the State,” he said.Meanwhile, a sudden change in the wind pattern on Tuesday brought in humidity. “Owing to change in wind direction, the relative humidity has become quite high in the State. In coastal areas, it is around 70-80% while in inland parts, it was 70%,” said Jayanta Sarkar, senior meteorologist of Met office in Ahmedabad.last_img read more