HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has asked officials to take precautionary steps to prevent sunstroke deaths in the State and to ensure supply of safe and clean drinking water to people, as there was not let-up up in heat wave conditions.

Reviewing the situation with Chief Secretary S. V. Prasad, and officials from the Health and Disaster Management departments here, Mr Rosaiah noted with concern that the summer this year was severe, with temperatures crossing 44 degrees Celsius in several parts of the State. He asked medical officers and anganwadi workers to stock adequate quantities of medicines and ORS.

Disaster Management officials were asked to educate public on the steps to be taken to prevent sunstroke deaths.

Nizamabad recorded the highest temperature of 47 degrees on Friday while the mercury touched 43.2 degrees in Hyderabad.