Suggesting precautionary measures, doctors have pointed out 16 per cent increase in heat-related ailments diseases like heatstroke, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea etc.

 Don’t gulp cold drinks from unhygienic food stalls that can cause gastroenteritis.

 Avoid going directly from an air-conditioned room into the sun that makes you prone to heatstroke

Wrap head and neck with a wet towel or cloth while going out.

Drink lots of fluids like lemonade to aver dehydration.

Eat properly-cooked food and ensure cleanliness

Beware of infected fruits that may cause cholera and gastroenteritis.