No colour-related injuries reported at civic-run hospitals

  • Aayushi Pratap, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Mar 24, 2016 22:37 IST

While Holi was celebrated in the city with joy and fervour on Thursday, many Holi revellers were brought to hospitals with injuries sustained during the celebrations.

A 10-year-old boy, who injured his eye after his brother accidently poked it with a water gun, was admitted at Sir JJ hospital in Byculla.

“The accident has damaged his cornea and he will require an operation,” said Dr TP Lahane, dean, Sir JJ Hospital.

Doctors at KEM Hospital, Parel treated 22 patients for injuries ranging from fractures, sprains, abrasions and cuts of which four were admitted.

“Most injuries have occurred under the influence of alcohol,” said a casualty medical officer at the hospital’s outpatient department. The medical officer said only two patients out of seven required hospitalisation. “A 41-year-old fell down and fractured his hand while playing Holi. He has been admitted in the ward and will require surgery,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sion Hospital treated 13 injured people, eight of whom were admitted for further treatment. “Luckily, this year we did not see any colour-related eye injuries. Also, we did we not see

severe skin allergies. This indicates good control by the authorities on the quality and type of colours used,” said Dr Suleman Merchant, dean, Sion Hospital.

“Unfortunately, there were injuries owing to inebriated brawls and assaults,” he added.

BYL Nair hospital, Mumbai Central, saw most patients with orthopedic injuries. Eleven people were injured and one was admitted.

“A 35-year old patient — Mohammed Ansari from Tardeo — is the only patient to be admitted. He suffered a head injury and a cut on his back after he got into a fight with his friends,” said Trupti Patel, assistant medical officer, Nair hospital.

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