Gokulashtami celebrations landed six-year-old Vaishnavi Magdum in the hospital on Monday after she fell off a human pyramid trying to break a dahi handi. Magdum who was on top of the human pyramid fell from a height of 10 feet and suffered from bleeding in her skull along with left eye and hand injury.
The Kurla resident was shifted to the trauma intensive care unit of Sion Hospital for observation. “Last year also my daughter had participated in dahi handi and had done well,” said Magdum’s father Mangesh.
“The patient is unstable due to the bleeding in her skull,” said Dr Sandhya Kamath, dean, Sion Hospital.
There were 243 govindas who were injured of which 210 were treated and released. Twenty-eight govindas were admitted and five were serious of which two were admitted to Sion hospital, one in Agarwal hospital, Mulund, and two to Bhagawati Hospital, Borivli. Three govindas from Dahisar Salim Ahmed Sayeed, 21, Subhash Luxman Moherao, 35, and Prashant Mhatre, 25, suffered head injuries.
“Salim’s head injury is minor. The diagnosis of the other two are still in progress,” said Dr Parag Kelwane from Bhagawati.
“The number of admission this year are lesser compared to last year. There are no critical patients too. However, the number of minors who got admitted is the same as last year,” said Dr ND Bhosale, deputy dean, KEM Hospital.
KEM Hospital saw around 60 patients out of which more than 20 patients were below 18 years of age, the youngest being Soham Tamhanka, 8, from King’s Circle.