Side effects of firecrackers: injured admitted in PGIMER, Chandigarh
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) recorded 27 patients with eye and burn injuries on the first day after Diwali celebrations on Thursday.
Addressing the media on Thursday afternoon, doctors from PGI’s Advanced Eye Centre told that, the youngest patient was a two-year-old child who was one of the bystanders, which means they were not bursting any crackers. PGI director, Dr. Jagat Ram, also a senior ophthalmologist at the institute told that a total of twelve patients required surgical intervention. One patient totally lost his vision in his left eye.
Nearly eight patients had suffered serious eye injuries and were with ‘worse visual activity.’ Most patients admitted were extremely patients. They are currently undergoing treatment in PGI.
PGI doctors further said that out of 27 patients, 17 cities were from Tricity area, while 10 were from neighboring states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. There were 20 males, 7 females.