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Hospitals report cases of burn, eye injuries this Diwali

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Over 250 cases of burn were reported by various hospitals in the national capital this

The five government hospitals -- Safdarjung, (RML), Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB), Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) and Lok Nayak (LN), reported majority of the burn and firecracker-related accidents.

The Centre-run Safdarjung hospital, which has largest unit in the country, received around 104 cases, including 22 admissions related to burn injuries, from 9 AM on Wednesday to 9 AM on Thursday.

"While 22 patients were admitted, rest were treated as out patients," said Dr Shalabh Kumar, Professor and Consultant, Department, Safdarjung

Of the total 104 patients, 26 were children.

At the RML Hospital, located in central Delhi, 25 people came to the casualty wards with burn injuries, out of whom, six patients had to be admitted as they had more than 20 per cent burns, said Dr V K Tiwari, of the

The at the AIIMS also received patients who had sustained in eyes or other during festivities.

at the Lok Nayak hospital, Dr P S Bhandari, said, "21 persons with burn injuries were attended to at our hospital, out of which five were admitted."

"This year we had anticipated that the cases will go down on as lot of efforts have been made to sensitise the public. But then people started pouring in since last evening and continued till today (Thursday) morning," added.

Around 35 patients were sent back home after at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay

The received 45 patients for from fire-related incidents and saw two admissions this Diwali. Most of the burn injuries were mainly related to hands and eyes.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 17:45 IST