Diwali: Hospitals prepare to deal with burn injuries

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 23, 2014 00:16 IST

In view of Diwali festival, and anticipating emergencies cases of cracker injuries, the city hospitals including Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, and Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, have made elaborate arrangements to provide immediate treatment to patients reporting to these hospitals.

The Diwali celebrations had turned sour for many families in the city last year. Around 200 cases of injuries inflicted by firecrackers were reported in three government hospitals of the city.

The doctors will be deputed on special emergency duty for the entire day and night starting from Wednesday morning till Friday at the Advanced Eye Centre of the PGIMER.

Issuing an advisory to residents, the Advanced Eye Centre urged people to report to the centre in case of any eye-related emergency, immediately after the injury, as the delay could alter the outcome.

"The Advanced Eye Centre has made elaborate arrangements to meet emergencies and provide immediate treatment to the patients reporting to the PGIMER," said PGIMER official spokesperson Manju Wadwalkar.

Besides, a special duty roaster of doctors has been prepared to deal with the burn injury cases, and proper arrangement has been made at the Advanced Trauma Centre of the PGIMER to deal with the cases of road accident injuries.

On the similar lines, Government Medical College and Hospital, GMCH, Sector 32, has also made adequate arrangements by deputing eye surgeons in ward as well as in emergency. The ENT and burn-unit doctors will also be available.

Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, has also made a special roaster of doctors to deal with the fire cracker and road accident injuries.


PGI's Advanced Eye Centre Emergency: 2756117

PGI Emergency Mobile No: 9814014464

Surgical Emergency: 2756565

Advanced Trauma Centre: 2755454







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