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PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Fireworks-related injury in the region drops by 27 percent – CHD-1 HEMS

by Miriam P. Aquino

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Jan. 5 (PIA) –- Strengthened information and awareness campaign dubbed as Aksyon Paputok Injury Reduction or APIR helped in reducing the cases of fireworks-related injury in the region by 27 percent with 253 cases from that of the same period last year with 347, according to the Center for Health Development – Ilocos Health Emergency Management Service (CHD-1 HEMS).

Results show that 222 or 88 percent of the cases involved males while 31 or 12 percent were females and majority of them were 12 years old and below.

The province of Pangasinan had the highest number of cases with 98 or 39 percent; La Union, 58 or 23 percent; Ilocos Sur, 56 or 22 percent; and Ilocos Norte with 41 or 11 percent.

Banned firecrackers like piccolo and goodbye Philippines account for most of the injuries together with 5-star, Luces, kwitis, whistle bomb, gunshot, and other.

One hundred sixty five cases or 65 percent were direct handlers and 88 or 35 percent were observers or by-standers. Eleven patients underwent amputation of fingers.

HEMS also recorded 13 patients who suffered gunshot wounds, six incidents happened in Ilocos Sur, four in Ilocos Norte, two in Pangasinan, and one in La Union. This is higher compared with only three recorded cases last year. Said cases were forwarded to the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee led by the Police Regional Office 1 for proper investigation. No deaths were reported this year.

Finally, the CHD-1 HEMS thanked all the provincial health team offices, Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center, Region 1 Medical Center, and the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center for their timely uploading of reports thru the Online National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. (ANL/MPA-PIA 1 La Union with data from CHD-1 HEMS)

 
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