Short Report

Unforgiving Heat Wave Deaths in the Largest Metropolitan City of Pakistan: Lessons Learned


  • Muhammad Akbar Baig
  • Shahan Waheed
  • Asad Mian
  • Erfaan Hussain

Received Date: 29.07.2015 Accepted Date: 03.09.2015 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2015;14(4):209-210

Heat stroke is a deadly condition that needs astute care and timely management. Recently, the city of Karachi in Pakistan has been the victim of an intense heat wave, which has resulted in an insurmountable loss of life. We observed various deficiencies in dealing with this national threat that provides us with a valuable lesson regarding the measures that can be undertaken to avoid such a disaster from occurring again.

Keywords: Heat stroke, heat wave, emergency, Pakistan