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Health dept records 3 firecracker injuries

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MANILA—Three firecracker-related injuries were recorded on December 22, bringing the total to six since December 21, the Department of Health reported Friday.

The three new cases were a six-year-old boy from Cainta, Rizal, a 14-year-old from Iloilo, and a 15-year-old from Manila.

The boy ingested a firecracker when he placed a ‘luces’ between his teeth, according to hospital records. 

However, because he did not exhibit any abnormal reaction, he was advised to go home, brush his teeth and gargle. 

The 14-year-old from IloIlo, who sustained injuries in both eyes due to a ‘bogo,’ an improvised canon, was being treated at the Western Visayas Medical Center. 

Meanwhile, the 15-year-old from Manila suffered superficial lacerations on a finger due to a ‘piccolo’ and was being treated at the Ospital ng Maynila.

Health Secretary Dr. Paulyn Rosell-Ubial said the three new cases were recorded in the Action Paputok Injury Reduction Report (APIR) obtained from DOH Sentinel Hospitals.

Three cases were logged on December 21.


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