More firecracker-related injuries this year

By January 9, 2022Inside News


THE provincial government logged a 15 increase in firecrackers-related injuries, based on the monitoring of the Provincial Health Office from December 21 to January3

Provincial Health Officer Anna de Guzman told Aksyon Radyo Pangasinan that there were 39 cases reported this year compared to 34 covering the same period last year.

The most-affected are male aged five to nine years old and aged 22 to 24 years old.

Seventeen were active victims and 22 were passive.

Kwitis, boga, luces and five star were most of the firecrackers that injured them.

De Guzman said what’s disturbing were 10 cases had eye injuries and another 10 in their hands or fingers but there was no amputation of hands or fingers that was required and there was also zero case of stray bullet.

The youngest victim is a five-year-old boy and the oldest is 56-year-old male.

Meanwhile, in a separate interview, Provincial Health Office chief Dr. Anna de Guzman said her office recorded 39 firecracker-related injuries from Dec. 21, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022.

She said the data is 15 percent higher compared to the 34 injuries last year over the same period.

“Based on our data, 22 were passive cases and 17 were active users. Victims sustained blast injuries in their hands, forearms, and neck, but there was no amputation,” she said, adding that most of the victims were male aged 5 to 9 and 20 to 24.

No stray bullet incident was recorded by the police. (Eva Visperas/Jerick Pasiliao)

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