Most patients, officials say, were found to be suffering from one of the two heat-related infections — heat exhaustion and typhoid.
However, some hospitals in Gurgaon, while acknowledging the comparative prevalence of heat exhaustion, said the real problem at this point is typhoid.
They suffer from heat exhaustion, severe body ache and headaches.
With initial drip, only 15-20 per cent got better, while the rest got admitted,” said Dr Amitabha Ghosh, consultant, Internal Medicine, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon.
“Since the past week, medicine OPD has seen about 55-60 per cent daily increase in patients due to heat exhaustion… Every day, around 20 patients are complaining of dehydration.
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