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Sunstroke Claims three in Odisha, 786 Cases of heat-related illnesses Reported

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 786 cases of heat-related illnesses and three fatalities attributed to sunstroke this summer. The state’s health infrastructure is on high alert as health officials work tirelessly to mitigate the impact of the scorching temperatures.

Director of Health Services, Dr. Bijay Kumar Mohapatra, confirmed the distressing statistics, highlighting the severity of the situation. Among the reported cases, three tragic deaths have been recorded in Dhenkanal, Balasore, and Mayurbhanj.

Amidst the alarming rise in heat-related illnesses, health authorities have initiated a thorough investigation to ascertain the cause of death for an additional 17 individuals across various locations in the state.

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