Wednesday, 01 January 2014 - 13:20
2000 drunk drivers arrested during last week - 575 hospitalized within 48 hours
Within the last 48 hours about 575 persons have been admitted to National Hospital due to injuries caused by various accidents including road accidents.
Colombo National Hospital Nurses Training Officer Pushpa Ramyani de Soyza said that compared to previous year, there is a rise in admissions by 13% this year.
She further said that among them, about 217 patients were required to take further treatment at the hospital.
According to the police, during the past week of festive season about 2000 drunk drivers have been arrested for violations of motor traffic.
Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that a majority of them were arrested for drunk driving.