In Ukraine, increased mortality due to cold weather
Just from the cold for eighteen months suffered 1650 people, 84 of them were killed in the last two weeks.
With the onset of winter in Ukraine from hypothermia suffered 1650 people died in 150. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of health on Wednesday, January 23.
“For almost a month and a half (from 12 December 2018) from cold injury suffered 1650 people, 150 died (at the conclusion of Bureau is judicial-medical examination)”, – stated in the message.
The Ministry of health indicate that only for the last day of hypothermia and frostbite suffered 50 Ukrainians, and 47 of them were hospitalized.
The Ministry recalled the basic rules that will help to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. In particular, the layering of clothing (between the layers of clothing air layer is formed, which retains heat), you need to eat before going out; do not wear metal jewelry, not to smoke in the cold and trying to warm up with alcohol.
At the same time, as of 8 January died from hypothermia was 64. Thus, two of the cold weeks has killed 86 people.
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