Naputukan ng firecrackers, 26 na- DOH

Naputukan ng firecrackers, 26 na- DOH

December 30, 2021 @ 4:20 PM 8 months ago


MANILA, Philippines-Umabot na sa 26 indibidwal ang naiulat na naputukan ng fireworks mula noong Disyembre 21, ayon sa Department of Health (DOH).

Sinabi ng DOH na nag naturang 26 injuries ay 86 porsyentong mas mataas kumpara sa mga naitalang kaso noong isang taon na nasa 14 lamang.

“All cases were injuries due to fireworks. There was no fireworks ingestion, stray bullet injury, or death reported,” pahayag ng DOH.

“Seven cases had blast/burn injury requiring amputation, 14 cases had blast/burn injury not requiring amputation, and six cases had an eye injury,” dagdag nito.

Ang pangunahing sanhi ng mga naturang injury ay mga ipinagbabawal na paputok gaya ng boga, five-star, piccolo, at triangle.

Bago pa salubungin ang Bagong Taon, nagpaalala ang DOH sa publiko para sa mas maingat na pagdiriwang ng okasyon.

“The DOH advises the public to put safety first and use alternatives to fireworks such as noise and light-producing devices like sound systems, bells, pans, or tambourines in order to prevent debilitating and life-threatening injuries,” pahayag nito.

“The public may also opt to participate in community fireworks displays following minimum health protocols to prevent possible superspreader events for COVID-19,” dagdag pa ng DOH.

“Local Government Units are likewise encouraged to intensify the campaign on ‘Iwas Paputok’ and enforcement of Executive Order No. 28 series of 2017 ‘Providing for the Regulation and Control of the Use of Firecrackers and Other Pyrotechnic Devices,’” giit ng ahensya. RNT/SA