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GHS proposes safety measures to combat harsh weather conditions

February has experienced exceptionally harsh weather, leading to a high Air Quality Index, with dryness and dust being major contributors, as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has provided guidelines to help individuals navigate the current challenging weather conditions prevailing in the country, characterized by dryness, dust, and elevated temperatures.

February has experienced exceptionally harsh weather, leading to a high Air Quality Index, with dryness and dust being major contributors, as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Also, the Ghana Meteorological Agency anticipates very further harsh conditions in the upcoming months of March and April. These adverse weather patterns pose health risks, especially regarding respiratory illnesses and meningitis.

In response to these challenges, the Ghana Health Service has outlined recommendations to mitigate the impact of severe weather on public health.

These measures include limiting outdoor activities, particularly for children and the elderly, wearing face masks to minimize dust exposure, staying well-hydrated by consuming ample water throughout the day, and ensuring individuals with chronic respiratory conditions like asthma adhere to their prescribed medications.

Nonetheless, the GHS advises individuals displaying symptoms such as fever and neck stiffness to promptly seek medical attention at the nearest health facility.

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