On the night of lights, many nearly lost sight

Tragedy

At GMCH-32, there were total 11 burn cases reported of which four were children aged between 8-10 years. Nine patients have been discharged so far.

In the eye department of the same hospital, a total 16 cases were reported, out of which nine patients have been discharged and seven patients have undergone eye repair surgeries and are still recovering at the hospital.

At GMSH-16, a total of 86 eye injury and burn cases were reported. All the patients were discharged. Doctors on emergency duty provided necessary treatment to 62 burn injury cases and 24 eye injury cases

Incidentally, this year the number of injury cases are higher that compared to last year.

Skin allergy due to toxic chemicals

Besides the numerous burn and eye injury cases, a few cases of skin allergies were also reported during Diwali festivities at various hospitals. Dr Vikas Sharma said: " There were 30 cases of allergic skin reactions secondary to the noxious chemicals generated from crackers. Children and elderly accounted for around 70 per cent of all cases. Few reported with worsening of Atopic Dermatitis and Eczemas. The irony is that among the affected, majority were just watching crackers being lit."

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