The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 13
In view of the Diwali Festival and anticipation of many emergencies due to cracker injuries, the Advanced Eye Centre, PGIMER has made an elaborate arrangement to meet and provide immediate treatment to the patients reporting to the PGIMER.
The department has doctors and staffs on special emergency duty round the clock at the Advance Eye centre PGIMER, Chandigarh from the morning of 11-11-2023 to 14-11-2023 (8 am) to attend the patients on arrival.
A total of 23 patients came to the Advanced Eye Centre on 11-11-2023 (8 AM) to 13-11-2023 (8 AM) with alleged history of fire crackers injuries in 48 hours.
There were 18 males and 5 females, of theses 10 were age ≤14 years and the youngest being 6 years old. There were 14 patients from Tricity (Chandigarh-10 Mohali 1 and PKL- 2) and rest from the neighbouring states of Punjab (3), Haryana (6), Himachal Pradesh (2).
Thirteen patients were bystanders and rest 10 were bursting crackers themselves. Out of 23 patients 7 eyes have open globe injuries and needed emergency surgeries. 16 had closed globe injuries and 13 of these have serious injuries.
Rest 3 out of 23 have either minor injuries or skin injuries and were managed conservatively.
“We have comparative data of previous 3 years and we feel it was comparatively lesser cases in this Diwali 2023,” read the media release.