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Nine treated for burns ward at Gurgaon civil hospital on Diwali night

Private hospitals in the city also reported fewer patients with burns this year

gurgaon Updated: Oct 20, 2017 22:19 IST
Ipsita Pati
Ipsita Pati
Hindustan Times
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Owing to restriction on bursting of firecrackers on Diwali this year, the cases of burns were fewer.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Nine incidents of burns cases were received by the Civil Hospital on Diwali. The patients include four adults and five children.

Every year, on Diwali, the city records a spike in the number of patients with burns. However, because of restriction on bursting of firecrackers on Diwali this year, the cases of burns were fewer.

“We have received nine patients on Diwali with minor burn injuries, while last year, the number of burns patients were more than 20. All patients were released soon after first-aid,” Dr Sanjay Narula, in-change of the burns ward, Gurgaon Civil Hospital, said.

“A few patients also came in with eye infections because of firecrackers. This year, we have not referred any patient to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital,” Narula said.

It is also important to note that only the Civil Hospital can handle patients with more than 30% burns while none of the private hospitals in the city has a proper burns ward.

The private hospitals in the city also got a few patients with minor burn injuries.

“We have received two minor burn cases comparing to the eight to 10 cases last year. We did not receive any patient with any major respiratory problem on Friday, a day after Diwali. The number of patients we treated this year was fewer than what we expected. People were more cautious this time regarding burns and respiratory diseases,” Dr Imtiyaz Gani Reshi, principal consultant, emergency department, Paras Hospitals, said.

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Other major private hospitals said they have not received any burns cases and patients with respiratory diseases were also fewer this year.

Dr Manjeeta Nath Das, consultant internal medicine, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon, “We have not received any burns patients this year and we had three patients with respiratory problems on Friday. The figures are likely to go up once winter sets in. Residents should protect themselves from air pollution and the cold weather.”

First Published: Oct 20, 2017 22:19 IST