The Department of Health Reports Fireworks-Related Injuries Jumped to 34
The Department of Health reported that the numbers of fireworks-related injuries have already jumped to 34 as the New Year draws closer.
Over the past few years, firecracker-related injuries have been one of the major health problems every New Year season. Many young children and even adults suffer injuries due to firecrackers.
President Rodrigo Duterte is already planning the total ban of firecrackers in the Philippines, which is the leading cause of injuries among children during the Yuletide Season. The proposed ban aims to reduce the use of firecrackers in the upcoming New Year.
On Saturday (December 28, 2019), the Health Department reported that the numbers of fireworks-related injuries have climbed to 34. All injuries were due to fireworks and no stray bullet injuries have been recorded.
DOH reported that out of 34 victims, 11 of them were caused by prohibited fireworks including boga, piccolo, and 5-star. However, the cases recorded from December 21 to December 28, 2019 is lower compared to 2018 data.
The Health Department recorded most of the injuries from the National Capital Region (NCR), Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) and the Bicol regions.
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