Berhampur, Oct 27 (LocalWire) With no exclusive burn unit at MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, persons sustaining burn injury this Diwali in Ganjam district will be treated in other departments, official sources said.
The injured will be treated in eye, surgery, plastic surgery, orthopaedic and ENT departments and doctors have been alerted accordingly to attend to burn cases in the emergency ward.
“Doctors of these departments have been put on emergency duty since yesterday.
They will inform to their heads of department, if required, for more doctors and para-medical staff to attend to the burn injured”, medical college principal Radha Madhab Tripathy said.
Since there is no separate burn section to treat the injured, they have to fire take admission in the surgery and plastic surgery wards depending on their nature of injury and there will be no problem to the burn patients, he said.
Another doctor said, as such very few burn cases come to the hospital as people in the city are more careful while bursting firecrackers.
Meanwhile, experts warned the people to take care of their eyes while bursting firecrackers.
Some people had lost their vision in the past while setting fire to ‘Kumpi’, a locally made firecracker.
They should be more careful for this type of crackers, B. Nageswar Rao Subudhi, former eye professor said and cautioned that children should not be exposed to fire-cracker smokes which may affect their vision.
Chief district medical officer (CDMO), Bijay Kumar Panigrahy said doctors in all community health centers (CHC) and primary health centers (PHC) have been alerted to treat the burn patients adding necessary medicines have also been stocked in the hospitals.