Volume : VI, Issue : XI, November - 2016

STUDY OF CASES OF FIRE CRACKER BURNS INJURY DURING DEEPAWALI FESTIVAL

Dr. Moolchand Prajapat, Dr. Bhupender Singh

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 Setting and Design: A hospital–based prospective study of firecracker–related injuries was carried out at a municipal hospital in Ahmedabad. Materials and Methods: 30 patients attended the emergency burn care out–patients clinic during October & November 2014 pre–Diwali, Diwali and post–Diwali days. A disaster management protocol is revoked during these 3 days under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Gujarat. Results : Most common culprit firecracker for burns is kothi also called as anaar.80% cases were of 2nd degree superficial burns.90% cases were males in gender.58% cases had hand burns. Most common age group is 6–10 yrs Conclusions: In spite of legislations and court orders, the number of patients is on the rise. The implementation agencies have to analyse the situation to find a way to control this preventable manmade accident. Websites, emails, SMS, social sites, etc. should be used for public education, apart from conventional methods of public awareness

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Dr. Moolchand Prajapat, Dr. Bhupender singh, STUDY OF CASES OF FIRE CRACKER BURNS INJURY DURING DEEPAWALI FESTIVAL, Indian Journal of Applied Research,Volume : 6 | Issue : 11 | November 2016


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