Gurgaon: Eight patients with burn injuries, including three adults and five children, arrived at the Civil Hospital in Sector 10 on Thursday night. They went home after first aid, doctors said. Every year, the city records a spike in the number of burn injuries on Diwali. Last Diwali, the hospital had received four patients with burn injuries.
This year, Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurgaon, said, “Eight patients with less than 15% burn injuries visited the emergency ward after 11pm and went home after treatment.”
On the other hand, there has been a spike in the number of patients with obstructive pulmonary disease (OPD) reporting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory distress on Friday, a day after Diwali. “Throughout the day, we have been receiving patients with breathing difficulties in the emergency ward, primarily due to a rise in pollutants and sudden dip in temperature,” said Yadav.
“Restrict outdoor activities; avoid running and exercises outdoors. Avoid cold beverages and also quit smoking,” said Dr Manoj Goel, director, pulmonology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute.


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