The scorching sun might not be that much of a threat for the city’s Traffic Police from now on, with the force getting cooling vests here on Monday that would keep the heatwave at bay.
The cooling vests are expected to keep the body temperature six to 12 degrees Celsius lower than the ambient temperature for three to five hours depending on the humidity in the atmosphere.
V Ravinder, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said 200 cooling vests/jackets were distributed to Traffic personnel, as part of efforts of the City Police to help its men cope up with the intense heat.
The jacket was simple to use, he said, its catchphrase being “Dip! Squeeze! Wear!!”.
“The uniqueness of the product keeps the person dry even after dipping in water while also keeping the person warm in winter as the product can be used without dipping in water. The product has a wide range of health benefits such as maintaining normal body temperature in extreme heat conditions while neutralising the effects of outside temperature, it keeps in check heart rate elevation, thermal and cardiovascular strain, decreases dehydration, enhances tolerance levels, and decreases rate of exertion,” Ravinder said in a statement here.
The Asian Institute of Nephrology donated the Hyzesst cooling vests as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme.