DOH reports higher incidents of fireworks-related injuries amid ‘22 New Year revelry

DOH reports higher incidents of fireworks-related injuries amid ‘22 New Year revelry

Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque and Dr. John Herbert Pua show types of equipment used in cutting body parts during the “Iwas Paputok” hospital preparedness and response exercise at the Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital in Sta. Cruz, Manila on the last day of the year 2021, Friday, 31 December 2021.

The DOH already reported Friday afternoon 30 new fireworks-related injuries, which is 76% higher compared to last years’ 17 cases. However, the DOH said this was 66% lower than the five-year average of 89 cases during the same period. The agency added that nine of the cases occurred in the Western Visayas.

(Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ai/mtvn)

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