More than 25 people are receiving treatment in various hospitals of the city for burns caused while bursting firecrackers on the occasion of Deepavali.
Children and senior citizens have received eye injuries while bursting the crackers too. Nine people are being treated at Viveka Netralaya. More than 15 people have received treatment for burns at Venkatesh Shetty Clinic.
Dr H R Manjunath of Viveka Netralaya said, “Our emergency treatment unit is functioning 24 hours in view of Deepavali. So far, we have not come across any case of complete vision loss.”
He said not only children but their parents are also wounded while bursting the crackers. A man’s cornea is damaged. Out of the nine people treated in the hospital, eight had small injuries. The chemicals coming out of the crackers, soil and fire cause injuries to eyes, face and other parts of the body, he said.
Dr Manjunath said parents should be careful while children burst the crackers.
A girl has received wounds in the stomach when the crackers suddenly burst in her hand.
The injured patients are being treated at Sri Narasimharaja (SNR) District Hospital, R L Jalappa Hospital, ETCM Hospital, Vasan Eye Care and Rotary Eye Care Hospital in the city.