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Bahrain cuts heat stroke cases

18 July 2010

The number of cases of heat exhaustion in Bahrain has dropped to a daily average of 10, thanks to the summer ban on outdoor work during peak temperatures, Gulf Daily News has reported. Hospitals, however, have so far not received any cases of severe heat strokes, the daily said. "Every summer, the accident and emergency department usually gets one or two cases of severe heat strokes, which eventually leads to death," according to Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) Accident and Emergency chief resident Dr P V Cherian. "But so far this summer, which is the hottest summer on record, we haven't received any cases of heat strokes. I believe it's mainly due to the effectiveness of the summer ban and a number of awareness campaigns aimed to prevent such cases from happening."

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