Increase+in+accidents+reported+this+festive+season+in+comparison+to+previous+years
Monday, 15 April 2019 - 7:34
Increase in accidents reported this festive season in comparison to previous years
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413 individuals have been admitted to the Colombo national hospital in the past 48 hours owing to sudden accidents.

A spokesperson for the Colombo national hospital noted that this is an 8% increase in comparison to the last year.

113 individuals have been admitted to the national hospital owing to road accidents which is a 6% decrease in comparison to last year.

49 individuals have sustained injuries owing to accidents at home, which is 22% increase from last year.

The number of individuals who were hospitalized due to violent incidents has decreased by 35% while 36 individuals have been admitted to the Colombo national hospital for treatment.

One individual was admitted to hospital last year owing to injuries caused by fireworks while this year the number has increased to 6.

However, the Chief Nursing Instructor of the National Hospital Colombo Pushpa Ramyani de Soysa, noted that the public should be vigilant of probable accidents that may occur as there is a considerable increase in the occurrences of accidents during the festive season.

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