Apr 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main government hospital, Colombo National Hospital has admitted more accident victims this year compared to last year during the New Year celebrations, a hospital official said.
During the past two days, 413 persons have received emergency treatment from the Emergency ward of the Colombo National Hospital due to various accidents, Ms. Pushpa Ramyani de Zoysa, the Chief Nurses Training officer of the Accident Service of the National Hospital said.
Of the injured persons 203 have been admitted and are receiving treatment. This is an increase of 15% compared to the previous year.
The number of people who have been injured in accidents has also increased by 8% over the previous year.
Among the injured are 49 persons due to accidents at home and this is 22% increase over last year. Another 129 have been injured due to falls, an increase of 13% compared to last year, Ms. de Zoysa said.
The fireworks injuries have also been increased in comparison to the last year. Last year, only one person who had sustained injuries was admitted to the National Hospital. But this year six people have been injured in fireworks accidents.
This year 36 persons have been injured in assaults and admitted to the National Hospital during the last two days. However, it is a 35% decrease from the previous year, according to the Health official.