President of the Paediatric Association of Jamaica, Dr. Curtis Pryce, is raising concern about the adverse impact that the prolonged heat may have on students in the classrooms.

He says while students are likely to experience the common physical effects of high temperatures, such as dehydration, psychological and behavioural effects can also arise.

Dr. Pryce is urging school administrators and parents to implement mitigating measures such as water breaks.

Dr. Curtis Pryce, President of the Paediatric Association of Jamaica.

Dr. Pryce is also encouraging doctors and parents to pay close attention to incidents of physical ailments that may suddenly arise as a result of the heat, such as the sudden onset of headaches.