Stabbing, road crash cases higher than firecracker injuries - EAMC chief | Inquirer News

Stabbing, road crash cases higher than firecracker injuries – EAMC chief

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 05:23 PM January 01, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — During the New Year’s eve celebration, there were more victims of stabbing and vehicular accidents brought to the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) than firecracker-related cases, an official of the hospital said Tuesday.

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Dr. Emmanuel Bueno, chief of the EAMC, said that the hospital saw an increase of trauma patients during the New Year’s eve revelries on Monday night.

“Actually, after nung 12:00 kagabi, we have only two firecracker-related cases. Kalakip nyan yung pag-increase ng ating trauma patients like nasasaksak and vehicular accidents,” Bueno said in a press conference at EAMC.

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Bueno made the statement after the Department of Health announced that there is a 68-percent drop in firecracker-related injuries this year.

READ: DOH records 68% drop in firecracker injuries

“Talagang maganda yung nangyari ngayon dahil sa we have experienced a lower firecracker-related injuries,” Bueno said.

The EAMC chief also noted that cases of medical conditions such as strokes, hypertension and gastroenteritis were also monitored by the hospital this year, which is a usual occurrence during the holiday season.

“‘Yung mga medical conditions natin hindi natin po naiiwasan. Nandyan pa rin po sila,” he said. /jpv

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