Special wards opened across State for treatment of burns

They will function at authorities district headquarters hospitals and medical faculty hospitals

Special wards have been opened for treatment of burns attributable to firecrackers in any respect authorities district headquarters hospitals and authorities medical faculty hospitals in Tamil Nadu, Health Minister Ma. Subramanian stated on Wednesday.

The Minister, who inspected the burns ward on the Government Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) Hospital, urged individuals to take utmost care whereas dealing with firecrackers. At the KMC, 22 beds — a particular ward with 12 beds for the treatment of burns on the second flooring and a ward with 10 beds on the bottom flooring — have been readied. As for the quantity of individuals who sustained cracker accidents in the previous few years, Mr. Subramanian stated 123 individuals sustained accidents across the State in 2018, 242 individuals in 2019 and 154 individuals in 2020. At the KMC, 42 individuals have been handled for cracker accidents in 2016, 55 in 2017, 25 in 2018 and 55 in 2019. Last 12 months, throughout the pandemic, the quantity of individuals who sustained accidents decreased to 13.

About 60 lakh individuals are due for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Work to determine them is below manner, he stated. The first dose protection within the State stood at 71% and the second dose protection at 31%. So far, 5.93 crore individuals had been vaccinated, and practically 60 lakh doses have been out there.

Mr. Subramanian stated 32,260 assessments have been carried out final 12 months for dengue. This 12 months, 1,08,405 assessments had been carried out to this point. The illness was below management. There have been 489 lively instances as of now, whereas 25-40 instances have been reported a day, he stated.

Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan, Director of Medical Education R. Narayanababu and KMC Dean R. Shanthimalar have been current.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-04 00:39:50

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