Currently, both northern and central provinces have suffered a serious heat wave with its peak temperatures of 42- 43 degrees Celsius.
The highest temperature in Hanoi increased up to 50 degrees Celsius in the mid- afternoon.
Hot weather drove the huge of kids and elderly people to hospitals.
In recent three days, Saint Paul Hospital received around 1,000 patients a day, increased seven percent in comparison with the same period of last year.
Most kids were pneumonia, high fever, digestion and sudden change in body temperature.
Vietnam National Children's Hospital received from 3,200- 3,500 kids a day with most cases of long- term high fever, cough, regurgitation, diarrhea, virus inflection …
Doctors warned babies and children need to be eyed carefully during hot season because they are at a higher risk of becoming unwell than adults; people should not to go out in these days under the sun.
Especially, adults with hypertension must have enough water and measures to control their blood pressure regularly.