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Friday, 13 April 2012 - 8:05
Health Ministry warns of accidents during the season
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The Health Ministry has requested the public to be mindful of accident that may occur during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year which falls today.

Consultant Community Physician of the Accident Prevention Unit of the ministry Dr.Diana Samarakkody speaking to our news team stated that the public should refrain from driving under the influence of alcohol.

She added that parents should also be mindful when allowing children to light fireworks.



Meanwhile, Director of the National Eye Hospital Dr.Sisira Liyanage also requested the public to be mindful of damage that could be caused to the eyes when lighting fireworks.

He added that if an injury does occur the public is requested to take the injured to the closes eye hospital immediately.

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