A/C installed in psychiatric hospital, prison after deaths

Daily News Egypt
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Khanka Psychiatric Hospital has received seven new air conditioning units following the deaths of 11 patients due to the nationwide heat-wave, the hospital’s director, Mostafa Shehata, told state-run news agency MENA.

He added that the hospital will receive 35 more A/C units in the next few days from the General Authority of Mental Health, as well as volunteers and businessmen who have offered him help.

Meanwhile, the Shubra first police station installed new air conditioners inside its detention cells after three prisoners died due to poor ventilation and the heat wave, the Qaliubiya security director told MENA.

The heat wave continues to cause causalities across Egypt as the death toll due to heat stroke rose by five more deaths in the past two days and caused health issues with hundreds, according to Ministry of Health reports. In the past week, 97 people have died due to the heat.

Since the start of August, the recorded maximum temperature has regularly exceeded 40°C, while humidity rates reached higher than 90% at certain points of the day. According to weather forecasters, the heat wave is not expected to break before 20 August.

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