Deceased police cadet's temperature was 40 degrees: Minister

Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam.
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PETALING JAYA - The 23-year old police cadet who passed away after suffering a heat stroke on Friday had a body temperature of 40°C, says Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam.

The Health Minister, in a Facebook post Friday said that police cadet Azizan Ayob collapsed while undergoing intense physical activity at the Segamat Police Training Centre (Pulapol).

"He was rushed to Segamat Hospital where he was treated. Treatment included assisted ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and emergency dialysis for a soaring metabolic acidosis.

"Unfortunately he succumbed to this problem," said Dr Subramaniam.

He added that doctors had diagnosed him with heat stroke based on a body temp of 40°C and other supportive signs.

"We are getting reports of people going to clinics with signs of exhaustion due to heat exposure," he said.

He advised the public to take precautions and to protect themselves against the harmful effects of the current weather condition.

"Stay indoors as much as possible, keep yourselves cool and drink plenty of water.

"Avoid strenuous physical exercises in the open. In short, be conscious of the potential dangers of this hot weather and be sensible in all that you do," said Dr Subramaniam.

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