Rims Reports At Least 30 Burn Cases | Ranchi News


RANCHI: Diwali was celebrated with fervour across Ranchi city on Monday evening even as the administration remained on alert to prevent any untoward incident.
Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences’ (Rims) reported around three dozen burn cases with minor injuries, hospital sources said.
Ranchi senior superintendent of police (SSP) Kishore Kaushal said, “Barring the fire that charred a bus at Khadgadha bus stand leading to the unfortunate death of two persons, no major incident was reported in the city on Diwali. Mobile police personnel were deployed at 36 places, while the static forces were positioned at 58 spots across the city as a preventive measure. The deployment of force would continue till Chhath Puja.”
Meanwhile, though the police appealed to the residents to follow the state pollution control board’s norm to burst firecrackers between 8pm and 10pm, the use of crackers continued much beyond the time limit.
Sources in the state fire department said fire-fighting vehicles were stationed at 19 sites in the city on Monday to be able to quickly respond to any emergency situation.
Dr Sheetal Malua, the head of surgery at Rims, said, “Around 30 to 35 cases of burn injuries arrived at Rims with minor injuries. They were treated in the outdoor patient department.”
Rims had made special arrangement for handling burn cases during Diwali by procuring additional medicines and bandages.
The Rims burn ward, which has capacity of 24 beds, was kept on high alert. Doctors said many people may have also visited their nearby health centres with burn injuries.
Ranchi SSP Kishore along with his family members spent Diwali with the children of an orphanage in the city.
He distributed sweets, toffees, and firecrackers among the children aged between one and 10 years.


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