The number of accidents reported to the Colombo National Hospital (CNH) during the New Year period had increased by 8% this year when compared with last year.
CNH Coordinator Pushpa Ramyani de Soysa said 413 incidents were reported on April 13 and 14 and that 113 road accident victims were reported during the period -- a 6 % increase when compared with last year.
"Nearly 129 were injured in incidents of falling while 49 were from domestic accidents. They were 15 per cent and 22 per cent increase respectively when compared with last year,” she said.
Meanwhile, 36 cases of violence were reported this year -- 35 per cent decrease. Six people suffering from injuries cause by firecrackers were admitted to hospital whereas last year only one such case was reported," Ms. de Soysa said.
She said 203 people were undergoing treatment at the CNH. (Darshana Sanjeewa)