The management of Paphos general hospital called on vulnerable groups to use air conditioning appropriately according to instructions after several elderly and vulnerable groups visited the hospital’s A&E department during the heatwave.
The majority of the patients who were weak, dehydrated, and had an elevated temperature said they were afraid of using air conditioners because of the risk of transmitting the coronavirus.
By 6.30 pm on Monday, 35 patients visited the department. Some of them had to be referred to private clinics for treatment.
Experts say rooms should be well ventilated by keeping the windows slightly open during the use of air conditioning.
People should check if the filters are in good condition, and the unit is functioning correctly