Despite the traffic police’s best efforts on New Year’s eve, more than 100 patients were admitted to hospitals in the city for accident-related injuries.
The city’s three major government tertiary care hospitals received around 130 persons, post celebrations.
GH alone admitted 48 persons classified as ‘medico-legal cases’ between 31 December and January 1. Though this year saw a rise in the number of accidents reported compared to last year, fewer patients came in with serious injuries. At the Government Kilpauk Hospital, 14 persons with minor injuries were admitted in the 24-hour period ending on January 1. “They were all referred to the orthopaedics department for further treatment,” said a senior doctor at the hospital.
At Stanley Hospital, two persons were admitted for extensive treatment, while around 30 others required treatment for minor injuries, hospital authorities said.
The Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, as usual, received the largest number of patients. Between December 31 and January 1, more than 92 were treated for injuries sustained in road accidents.