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Noida celebrates safe Diwali, barring two major burn injuries

Many said the number was lower due to the Supreme Court’s ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.

noida Updated: Oct 20, 2017 22:12 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times
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At District Hospital in Noida’s Sector 30, two persons were treated for minor burns on Friday morning(File Photo)

It was mostly a safe and sound Diwali for residents as not many cases of burns due to cracker bursting or fire were reported.

Barring two major incidents of burns due to cracker bursting, not many cases were reported across Noida hospitals. Many said the number was lower due to the Supreme Court’s ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.

At ESIC Hospital in Noida, one major burn case was reported. A 35-year-old woman was admitted with 45% burns.

“The Noida-based woman had been admitted to our emergency section on Thursday night. As she had 45% burns on her hands, we referred her to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. Besides her, we didn’t get any other case of cracker burn,” said Dr Nilima, director, ESIC Hospital.

At Metro Hospital in Sector 12, a 34-year-old man was admitted on Thursday night with 30% burns to his hands, which was caused by bursting of crackers.

“The patient was a resident of Mayur Vihar and was admitted to our hospital for 30% burn in his hands. He is under treatment in our hospital and is said to be out of danger,” said Chhaya Malhotra, spokesperson, Metro Hospital.

At Jaypee Hospital in Sector 128, a total of three patients were treated for minor burn injuries.

“Three male patients came to our out-patient department with minor eye injuries caused due to crackers. They were given first-aid and discharged. Last year, we had two serious cases of burns,” said Poornima, spokesperson, Jaypee Hospital.

At District Hospital in Noida’s Sector 30, two persons were treated for minor burns on Friday morning. “There were two patients with minor burn injuries on their hands and they were immediately treated,” a doctor at the emergency section of the district hospital said.

VB Joshi, spokesperson, Kailash Hospital, said, “Compared to the last Diwali, when we had over 30 patients with burn injuries, this year we didn’t admit even a single patient. Five to six patients with minor burn injuries were treated.”

First Published: Oct 20, 2017 22:12 IST