Firecracker injuries in Nueva Vizcaya down by 50% – Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
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Firecracker injuries in Nueva Vizcaya down by 50%

By on January 4, 2017

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya – The number of firecracker injuries in this province went down by 50 percent after the recent celebration of New Year.

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Dr. Edwin Galapon, provincial health officer said they only recorded 8 firecracker injuries and victims who sought medical treatment at the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital(NVPH) in Bambang town and Veterans Regional Hospital(VRH) in Bayombong town.

“This downtrend on the number of firecracker injuries can be attributed to the intensified campaign against firecracker use and the support of our villagers to the program,” he said.

Galapon said they also recorded two victims of stray bullet who are now recuperating in various hospitals.

In 2015, the PHO recorded 15 firecracker injuries.#BenMosesEbreo/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya

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